\ ə-ˈfresh How to pronounce afresh (audio) \

Definition of afresh

: from a fresh beginning : anew, again

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Examples of afresh in a Sentence

the shooting broke out afresh when the bandits reappeared at the crest of the hill
Recent Examples on the Web To mitigate these risks, the researchers urge policy makers to think afresh about bolstering the social safety net, especially in areas such as unemployment benefits and Medicaid. Adi Gaskell, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Then came the coronavirus, decimating bricks-and-mortar markets afresh. WSJ, 25 Dec. 2021 There are some within the league who believe that, having sat out all of last season during his spat with Texans management and lost a sizable sum in endorsements, Watson already has paid his price and should start afresh without a suspension. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2022 Vailea said the people of Mango Island are split, with some wanting to return and others happy to start life afresh in Nuku’alofa or elsewhere. Nick Perry, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2022 Vailea said the people of Mango Island are split, with some wanting to return and others happy to start life afresh in Nuku'alofa or elsewhere. Nick Perry, ajc, 24 Feb. 2022 In November, Yadav decided to leave Indore to start his comedy career afresh in India's capital Delhi. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 12 Feb. 2022 King is about to be in the news afresh as she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Oct. 30, where Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson will act as presenters and perform her songs. Chris Willman, Variety, 19 Oct. 2021 But in September, the EU ruled that ITA and Alitalia are separate companies, meaning ITA can start afresh. Julia Buckley, CNN, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of afresh

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afresh

Middle English a-fresche, from a- a- entry 1 + fresche fresh entry 1

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13 May 2022

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“Afresh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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\ ə-ˈfresh How to pronounce afresh (audio) \

Kids Definition of afresh

: again from the beginning Let's start afresh.

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