HyperDic: freshen_up

English > 2 senses of the expression freshen up:
VERBchangefreshen up, refurbish, renovatemake brighter and prettier
bodyfreshen up, freshen, refresh, refreshenbecome or make oneself fresh again
English > freshen up: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake brighter and prettier.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrefurbish, renovate
Narrowergentrifyrenovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
Broaderregenerate, renewreestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
Spanishreformar, remozar, renovar, restaurar
Catalanrenovar, restaurar
English > freshen up: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningBecome or make oneself fresh again.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsfreshen, refresh, refreshen
Narrowerwash up, lavewash one's face and hands
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
See alsofreshenmake fresh again
Spanishrefrescar
Catalanrefrescar

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