freshen up

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freshen up (third-person singular simple present freshens up, present participle freshening up, simple past and past participle freshened up)

  1. (intransitive) to wash or groom oneself in order to be more attractive
    Women spend longer than men at freshening up before going out.
  2. (transitive) to freshen, make fresh, revivify, make new.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      After beating champions Chelsea 3-1 on Boxing Day, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made eight changes to his starting XI in an effort to freshen things up, with games against Birmingham and Manchester City to come in the next seven days.