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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.
See also: up

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.
See also: up
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The Freshen Up tour will also be Paul's first outing following the release of his new studio album, Egypt Station, due out on September 7.
Leanne and her colleagues were given the chance to freshen up their shared quarters.
Manager John Bunce said: "The new schedule will freshen up the clubs while revellers' favourite events will remain the same."
We've teamed up with Hotpoint and Persil Revive to offer five lucky readers a chance to freshen up with a Hotpoint Aquarius TDL30 tumble dryer and six months' supply of Persil Revive worth pounds 230.
Burton admits he wasn't pleased with how Town performed in the league last term, and says new recruits were needed to freshen up the squad.
Freshen up: See your GP for a urine test, particularly if you have excessive thirst, extreme tiredness, unexplained weight loss and the need to pass urine more frequently.
This summer sees the return of white as a key staple to freshen up your wardrobe.
They might do but the players they freshen up with are pretty decent."
Now with the move to the Cab, Taste is about freshen up its line up, bolstering it's roster with Marco Smith, Miss Chris and Dave Begg.
"I take Manuka Doctor ApiRefine CC Cream SPF20 (PS19.99 30ml) on the flight with me and I layer it on before I land to freshen up my skin."
CLIFTONVILLE boss Tommy Breslin has vowed to freshen up his "tired" Reds for tonight's trip to basement club Ards.
Coach Philippe Saint-Andre confessed: "After these defeats it is necessary to freshen up the squad mentally and physically."
Coach Philippe Saint-Andre confessed: "After these defeats it is necessary to freshen up the squad mentally and physically." The former Gloucester and Sale boss has brought in winger Vincent Clerc and handed call-ups to uncapped r e , -flanker Antonie Claassen, lock Christophe Samson, flanker Yannick Nyanga and prop Thomas Domingo.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has said he will freshen up his side after their victory over Wolves.