freshen up

phrasal verb
freshened up; freshening up; freshens up

Definition of freshen up

: to wash oneself in order to feel clean and fresh I feel like I need to freshen up after my long trip.

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“Freshen up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshen%20up. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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