freshen up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v freshen up become or make oneself fresh again "She freshened up after the tennis game"
    • v freshen up make brighter and prettier "we refurbished the guest wing","My wife wants us to renovate"
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Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile the coolies were freshening themselves up a bit after the day's work.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
I know how a man's ideas get mixed, after a little too much freshening up.
"Evening Dress" by W. D. Howells
You might give us a bit of sunshine to freshen us up.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
The sky was dark overhead and a freshening breeze sprang up when they reached the tip of the island and headed shoreward.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
It also freshens up and greatly improves the appearance of the volumes upon the shelves.
"The Private Library" by Arthur L. Humphreys
I wish the wind would freshen up a bit, to let us see a little more of what is going on.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
When you have washed and freshened up a bit you may join Dorothy and I on the lawn.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
We both want to be freshened up.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
To freshen himself up still more he put his head and shoulders out of the half-opened window.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Tildy brought her favorite young lady a cup of tea, and suggested that she should go for an outing while Tildy herself freshened up the room.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

A thousan' miles o' pine-trees, with Douglas firs between,
Is waitin' fer her fingers to freshen up their green;
With little tips o' brightness the firs 'ill sparkle thick,
An' every yaller pine-tree, a giant candlestick!
"How Spring Comes To Shasta Jim" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Need to freshen up your look.
A makeover has freshened up the menu and the atmosphere.
Just don't forget to freshen up the look.
Respectfully freshening up tasty traditions.
After a 14-year run, the Italian restaurant chain will launch an ad campaign Sunday night as it looks to freshen up its image and boost struggling sales.
Darbar freshens up the Akbar template.
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-class freshens up for Detroit auto show.
The great room is centered on a 12-seat picnic table, found at a tag sale and freshened up with paint.
Craft these rustic herb plaques—the perfect touch to spice up your walls and freshen up your kitchen.
These cute, colorful pods dish out scents to freshen up any musty space.
Freshen up your holiday celebrations with pared-down vegetable side dishes.
They deserve to have their game and party sink into the mud if they can't freshen up.
Want a new style to sport this season or simply need to freshen up your hair.
After a winter closure, Locke-Ober reopened in April with gleaming woodwork, new lighting, and a freshened-up exterior.
In taking over and freshening up Minetta Tavern , a musty Greenwich Village institution dating to the late 1930s, Keith McNally did as expected, getting the period details right, figuring out what to buff and what to leave be.
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