Definition of freshen up in English:
Refresh oneself by washing or changing into clean clothes: he went off to freshen up in the local baths
More example sentences
- He imagined clean towels and crisp linen, and the opportunity to freshen up and prepare himself for what he figured must be just around the corner for him.
- After freshening up we went for an Indian meal at the restaurant a few doors away.
- After a satisfying period of lounging around, reading the papers, and gazing out at the bunnies hip-hopping about in the snow, we moved up to our bedroom to get freshened up for the evening.
have a wash, wash oneself, bathe, shower;
tidy oneself (up), spruce oneself up, smarten up, groom oneself, preen oneself, primp oneself, prink oneself;
North American wash up
informaltitivate oneself, do oneself up, doll oneself up
British informaltart oneself up
formal or , humorousperform one's ablutions
archaicplume oneself, trig oneself, make one's toilet
Definition of freshen up in:
- US English dictionary
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