freshen up

phrasal verb

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

Examples of freshen up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get ready to tackle those stains and freshen up those clothes with our comprehensive guide to the best laundry detergents on the shelves. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Jan. 2024 But these humble leftovers can be the beginning of a windowsill garden that can freshen up your cooking during the dark days of winter, while also helping reduce food waste. Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 The hair equivalent of no make-up make-up, the midi-bob is the perfect way to freshen up your style, without a dramatic overhaul of your current look. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 18 Jan. 2024 The building is a historic landmark that has been freshened up with modern metallic accents and cool, cozy velvets. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 31 Dec. 2023 Further Reading Hands-on with Mario Wonder, which freshens up one of Nintendo’s oldest formulas Even after those decreases, Nintendo expects to sell a significant 15 million Switch units worldwide in the current fiscal year, suggesting the system is far from dead. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 7 Sep. 2023 On the exterior, the door doubles as a mirror, providing an easy way to freshen up your face anywhere in your home (or on the go). Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 Many anglers use Christmas trees to freshen up productive attractor sites every year with the main trunks offering long-lasting cover, according to the release. Mike Jones,, 28 Dec. 2023 The changing seasons present the perfect opportunity to freshen up your home decor. Jené Luciani Sena, Fox News, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Freshen up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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