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English definition of “freshen up”

freshen up

phrasal verb with freshen    /ˈfreʃ·ən/ verb
to do something to make yourself cleaner or neater, esp. to wash your face and hands and arrange your hair: Velma disappeared into the ladies' lounge, saying that she needed to freshen up before supper.
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