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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRESHEN UP

Every once in a while I have to be transplanted so's to freshen up.

Now the flood of clean rain will freshen up the whole swamp.

This sort of thing is just what you want to rest and freshen up your spirits.

Then some sugar or lemon, just to freshen up a bit what you have.

Widow-women are great at funerals, which freshen up their memories.

Then you can take off your hat and freshen up a bit, and we can look over the ship.

She could wash and freshen up a little when they reached the hotel.

At least well get a good view of the sunset and freshen up for supper.

She may wear different clothing, and freshen up after her trip.

The flowers and foliage bought at market had had time to freshen up and expand.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from fresh (adj.1) + -en (1). Related: Freshened; freshening. To freshen a drink, "top it off" is from 1961. The earlier verb was simply fresh (mid-14c.).

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