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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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Freshen up: No amount of No amount of brushing, flossing or mouthwash can brushing, flossing or mouthwash can get rid of it, so you might want to get rid of it, so you might want to reintroduce more carbs into your diet.
Freshen up: People suffering from dry mouth will often experience other symptoms, such as unrelenting thirst, chapped lips and/or cracked mouth corners, sore throat and a burning sensation on the tongue.
Whether we are flying to tropical islands, or planning to visit the green land we live in, a change of scenery is an important aspect of life, enabling us to look upon the world with freshened eyes.
"Looking to the future, I will look to make a few changes and freshen a few things up."
* Every once in a while you may want to freshen your bladder.
Freshen up your life with cruelty-free, all-natural products from Earth Solutions, an aromatherapy company that supports indigenous artists and communities.
Since rubs are really scent posts for deer, then using buck scent on a rub can get bucks to approach the rub to investigate or even freshen the rub.
* Place pure or reinforced silicone gum (R-gum) on mill rolls, adjust rolls to obtain desired nip and allow gum or R-gum to bond on fast roll and to thoroughly freshen. Pure silicone gum usually requires little or no freshening before filter addition; however, since reinforced gums contain some reinforcing silica filler, they should be allowed to thoroughly freshen.
The firm also introduced the Perfect Smile Whitening Toothpaste to whiten teeth and freshen breath.
Homilists who don't freshen their approaches to this meaty reading from year to year might see themselves reflected in the glaze of the congregation's eyes.
The Beatles legend will be heading to the ECHO Arena next Wednesday, December 12, as part of his Freshen Up tour, following the release of his newest album, Egypt Station.
Premier League MAN CITY v BOURNEMOUTH TODAY, 3PM KICK OFF PEP GUARDIOLA hinted he could freshen up his Manchester City team for the Bournemouth clash after the exertions Tuesday's Champions League draw at Lyon.
The 76 year old living legend will perform a number of UK cities as part of his Freshen Up tour, which is set to be his first tour following the release of new studio album 'Egypt Station' on September 7.
Earlier this weekPaul announced he'd be making his eagerly anticipated return to the road with his new Freshen Up tour and now we can confirm he will be bringing it to the city.