recharge (one's) batteries

(redirected from recharge batteries)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

recharge (one's) batteries

To regain one's energy, liveliness, or motivation through a period of rest or recreation. It's amazing how a short walk in the woods can really help you recharge your batteries sometimes. Companies need to remember that vacations are crucial for employees to be able to recharge their batteries so that they can maintain their productivity.
See also: battery, recharge

recharge your batteries

COMMON If you recharge your batteries, you stop working for a short period in order to rest so that you have more energy when you start working again. After playing in the Divisional Championship, I took a long break from the game to recharge my batteries. He wanted to recharge his batteries and come back feeling fresh and positive. Note: When people recharge batteries, they put an electrical charge back into the batteries by connecting them to a machine that draws power from another source of electricity.
See also: battery, recharge

recharge your batteries

regain your strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time.
See also: battery, recharge

recharge your ˈbatteries

(informal) rest for a while to get more energy for the next period of activity: You’ve been working too much. What you need is a few days away to recharge your batteries.
See also: battery, recharge
References in periodicals archive ?
Many other countries still use diesel-electric submarines, typically for coastal defense, that must surface every few days to recharge batteries. AIP systems would allow the non-nuclear-powered submarines to cruise submerged and undetected for longer periods.
The system will be designed to recharge batteries in the field and to provide auxiliary power.
In addition, the design is AC powered while in aisle, reducing the strain on and need to change and recharge batteries.
The charger allows mobile phone users to recharge batteries whenever the sun is shining and has already been released for sale in Greece and Holland.
Army, which intends to use the device to recharge batteries for laptops and radios.
* Recharge batteries when they are near to fully discharged.
Power from upstream USB can also be used to recharge batteries; the AT73C203 manages the negotiation with the host processor for charge current selection.
Analog to digital and digital to analog converters have also been integrated to detect, measure, and recharge batteries, to capture and playback audio without the need of external components, and to control lens motors.
Toshiba Corporation recently announced the development of a "highly compact" direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) that can be used to recharge batteries for such personal devices as cell phones, digital still cameras, personal digital assistants and mobile televisions.
Reductions in the amount of time required to recharge batteries will also make secondary types more attractive to consumers who prefer the convenience offered by primaries.
Eck said: "The break is a chance to recharge batteries and top up fitness levels after we've had a short rest.
Unlike electric forklifts and reach forks, which are limited by their inability to work outside and the need to recharge batteries during shifts, the Aisle-Master can work around the clock, for two or three shift operations, without recharging batteries.
"For parents it means a chance to recharge batteries and spend time with other members of their family."
The FAA has stated that it found American Airlines using chargers with broken or nonfunctional cable to recharge batteries, and in one case the carrier continued to fly an aircraft after being warned that the batteries may not meet federal standards.
This frees program and counselor staff to recharge batteries, spend more effort on programming, and spend extra time with campers.