refresh (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

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refresh (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

1. To make something appear new, more interesting, or brighter with the addition of something. I'd like to refresh the office with some new furniture and a new layout. You'd be amazed how easily you can refresh your house with a paint job and bit of redecorating.
2. To revive someone, oneself, or a part of someone's body with some action or thing. Why don't you lie down and refresh your eyes with a couple slices of cucumber? After sitting in front of the computer all day, I decided to refresh myself with a walk around my neighborhood.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

refresh someone with something

to renew or revive someone with something. Here, let me refresh you with a cool glass of lemonade. After the game, Wally will probably refresh himself with a bottle of iced tea.
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refresh something with something

to restore or brighten up something. I think we can refresh this drab old room with a coat of fresh paint. The old house was refreshed with new siding and some landscaping.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
- Having been somewhat refreshed with the sleep I had had, and the fit being entirely off, I got up; and though the fright and terror of my dream was very great, yet I considered that the fit of the ague would return again the next day, and now was my time to get something to refresh and support myself when I should be ill; and the first thing I did, I filled a large square case-bottle with water, and set it upon my table, in reach of my bed; and to take off the chill or aguish disposition of the water, I put about a quarter of a pint of rum into it, and mixed them together.
Bloomberg says Apple's 2016 macbook proWhere to buy 169900 will get Intel's faster Kaby Lake processors, while the 12-inch MacBook will also be refreshed with a faster chip.
By year-end 2000, between 15 percent and 20 percent of the 1999 commercial installed base of 32-bit Windows (desktops and laptops) will be upgraded or refreshed with Windows 2000 Professional, and between 40 percent and 45 percent by year-end 2001.
By year-end 2000, between three percent and six percent of the 1999 commercial installed base of Windows NT Server will be upgraded or refreshed with Windows 2000, and between 45 percent and 50 percent by year-end 2001.