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"freshen" in British English

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freshenverb

uk   us   /ˈfreʃ.ən/
  • freshen verb (AIR)

[T] (also freshen up) to make something ​cleaner and/or ​cooler: She ​opened a ​window to freshen up the ​room. [I] UK If a ​wind freshens, it ​becomesstronger and ​cooler: The ​wind is ​expected to freshen as it ​moves in from the ​east.
freshener
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
(Definition of freshen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freshen" in American English

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freshenverb

 us   /ˈfreʃ·ən/
  • freshen verb (MAKE PLEASANT)

[T] to make something more ​clean and ​pleasant: These ​mints are ​supposed to freshen ​yourbreath.
  • freshen verb (MAKE COOL)

[I/T] to make the ​aircleaner or ​cooler: [T] She ​opened a ​window to freshen the ​room. [I] The ​wind freshened (= ​becamestronger and ​cooler) and ​dragged my ​hairacross my ​eyes.
  • freshen verb (ADD MORE)

[T] to ​add more to someone's ​alcoholicdrink: Can I freshen ​yourdrink ?
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of freshen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “freshen”
in Chinese (Simplified) 空气, 使洁净(或凉爽), (风)增强变冷…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣, 使潔淨(或涼爽), (風)增強變冷…
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