Definition of freshen up in English:

freshen up

  • Refresh oneself by washing or changing into clean clothes: he went off to freshen up in the local baths
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    • 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
    literary lave
    formal or • humorous perform one's ablutions
    archaic plume oneself, trig oneself, make one's toilet
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