make a fresh/new start

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make a fresh/new start

: to start a new life
  • Her divorce gave her an opportunity to make a fresh/new start.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

fresh play
  1. : having its original qualities unimpaired: such as

  2. : full of or renewed in vigor : refreshed

  3. : not stale, sour, or decayed

  1. : just recently : newly

  1. : an increased flow or rush (as of water) : freshet

  2. : a stream, spring, or pool of freshwater

new play
  1. : having recently come into existence : recent, modern

  2. : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently

start play
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst


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