Definition of freshen in English:
1 [with object] Make (something) newer, cleaner, or more attractive: it didn’t take long to freshen her makeup
More example sentences
- Throughout the day they constantly freshened their makeup and adjusted their hair ornaments, and a mirror was of course basic to these tasks.
- This freshens the verse and toughens the sentiment.
- Squeezing a lemon is just as effective at freshening the air.
refresh, deodorize, cleanse;
1.1chiefly North American Add more liquid to (a drink); top off.
2 [no object] (Of wind) become stronger and colder.
- As the match began the blustery wind freshened and cooled with the huge Hawks flag fluttering above the old pavilion.
- On Friday, with the wind freshening I check that all is well with my new propagator and its precious cargo of germinating seeds - and yes, all is well.
- When at last the wind freshened and the sky cleared - with one barrel of water left on each ship - Columbus decided to sail west.
3 [no object] North American (Of a cow) give birth and come into milk.
- Cows soon to freshen or with calves should have access to a magnesium-containing mineral supplement to help prevent grass tetany on pasture in the spring.
- 1freshen up
- Revive oneself by washing oneself or changing into clean clothes: I freshened up by having a showerMore example sentences
wash, wash up, bathe, shower;tidy oneself (up), spruce oneself up, smarten oneself up, groom oneself, primp oneselfinformal titivate oneself, doll oneself upformal,, humorous perform one's ablutions
- If time allows, we will do an afternoon game drive, followed by freshening up for dinner.
- In the morning we freshened up and had our breakfast.
- After checking in to our hotel and freshening up, we'll head into the national park.
- (freshen something up)1.1 Make something look newer or more attractive.Example sentences
- It does seem to have freshened things up a little but it's still going to be a really oppressive day in the office.
- We need a more extensive range of shops to freshen the place up.
- They felt it needed a new coat of paint to freshen it up.
Words that rhyme with freshencession, discretion, session
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