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freshen up

1. To improve one's appearance, typically by making quick changes to one's makeup, clothing, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "freshen" and "up." Can you excuse me for a moment? I'd like to freshen up before dinner.
2. To improve the appearance of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "freshen" and "up." I think that a new coat of paint will freshen this room right up.
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freshen someone or something up

to revive or restore the appearance or vitality of someone or something. What can we do to freshen this room up? A cold shower freshened up the runner.
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freshen up

to get cleaned up, rested up, or restored. I need a few minutes to freshen up before dinner.
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freshen up

v.
1. To clean oneself, rearrange one's clothing, or reapply makeup: I went upstairs to freshen up quickly before we left for the party.
2. To rearrange or renew something in order to make it more attractive or comfortable: Putting new pillows on the couch really freshened the room up. I freshened up the apartment by making new curtains.
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Leanne and her colleagues were given the chance to freshen up their shared quarters.
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Coach Dick Advocaat is angry his side got sloppy against Poland and may tweak his starting line-up and freshen up tired legs.
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Stoke boss Tony Pulis has said he will freshen up his side after their victory over Wolves.
Ireland coach declan Kidney has opted to freshen up his troops ahead of the weekend clash against russia.
And Hayes explained yesterday how manager John McIntyre will be looking to freshen up the team ahead of that game.
We'd like to freshen up the team and the budget was always there af ter the summer and a figure set.
CORK boss Damien Richardson has tipped Derry City to be a major force again next season - but only if they freshen up their side.
The fragrance is made with sandalwood, vanilla, amber and musk and is perfect for summer holidays or in-flight freshen ups.
He's come back in he's had his little freshen ups and he's really, really well.