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
informal titivate oneself, do oneself up, doll oneself up
British informal tart oneself up
formal or humorous perform one's ablutions
archaic plume oneself, trig oneself, make one's toilet
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