refresh Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “refresh” in the English Dictionary

"refresh" in British English

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uk   us   /rɪˈfreʃ/

refresh verb (FEEL BETTER)

C1 [T] to make someone less ​hot or ​tired: It was such a ​hotnight that I had a ​coldshower to refresh myself.

refresh verb (COMPUTER SCREEN)

[I or T] to make the most ​recentinformation on an internet ​pageappear, usually by clicking a ​button on the ​computerscreen
(Definition of refresh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refresh" in American English

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refreshverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈfreʃ/
to give new ​energy and ​strength to someone: A good night’s ​sleep will refresh you.
noun [C]  us   /rɪˈfreʃ·ər/
Lemonade is a good refresher on a ​hotsummerday.
(Definition of refresh from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refresh" in Business English

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refreshverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈfreʃ/ IT
to make the most recent ​information on an ​internetpage appear, usually by ​clicking on the ​computerscreen or ​pressing a ​key: If the ​link doesn't ​work, ​try refreshing the ​page. Flat-panel ​monitors refresh more quickly than traditional ​monitors.refresh itself Websites can ​automatically refresh themselves.
(Definition of refresh from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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