furbish

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verb fur·bish \ˈfər-bish\

Definition of furbish

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make lustrous :  polish

  3. 2 :  to give a new look to :  renovate —often used with up

furbisher

noun

Examples of furbish in a Sentence

  1. the warrior furbished his sword and shield so that they glinted in the sunlight

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Origin and Etymology of furbish

Middle English furbisshen, from Anglo-French furbiss-, stem of furbir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German furben to polish



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