Meaning of “freshen up” in the English Dictionary

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freshen up

phrasal verb with freshen us /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.

(Definition of “freshen up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)