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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
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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
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recharge your batteries

regain your strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time.
See also: battery, recharge
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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
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and Germany; "Syllabus Magazine" (San Jose, CA); "Recharger" magazine (Las Vegas, NV); Boucher Communications (Fort Washington, PA), the publisher of seven magazines, including "ENT," "Enterprise Systems Journal" and "HP Professional"; and, "Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine" from Quickstart Technologies (Irvine, CA).
The body-worn hearing aid and recharger package won a South African Bureau of Standards Design for Development award in 1998 for its innovative qualities.
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All donated cell phones are to be accompanied by a battery and recharger, and security codes are to be disarmed.
The recharger can be found in electronics and camera stores, as well as mass merchandisers, for a suggested $19.95.
Old Tick is hooked up each night to his recharger, and it costs.
A rechargeable NiMH battery gives up to 9 hours of use, and each radio comes with a belt clip and recharger.
Nicads cost more and hold their charge only a third as long as standard disposables--but a good nicad can be recharged up to 1,000 times, so you won't throw out nearly as many, and you'll save quite a bit of money, even factoring in the price of a recharger.
Ces fonctions sont en synergie avec une impressionnante batterie de 4000 mAh dotee de la technologie d'economie d'energie AI, qui permet de voyager sans souci et de profiter de la vie sans s'arreter pour recharger frequemment.
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Un generateur vient d'etre installe pour recharger telephones portables et ordinateurs, un sympathisant a equipe le service d'ordre de talkie-walkie, des militants organisent des conferences sur "Comment resister a la dictature" ou "A quoi sert la police".