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"refurbish" in British English

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refurbishverb [T]

uk   /ˌriːˈfɜː.bɪʃ/  us   /-ˈfɝː-/ formal
to make a ​buildinglook new again by doing ​work such as ​painting, ​repairing, and ​cleaning: The ​developers refurbished the ​house inside and out.
refurbished
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-bɪʃt/
(Definition of refurbish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refurbish" in American English

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refurbishverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈfɜr·bɪʃ/
to make a ​room or ​buildinglookfresh and new again: You’ve refurbished the ​kitchen.
(Definition of refurbish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refurbish" in Business English

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refurbishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈfɜːbɪʃ/
PROPERTY to ​improve a ​building or ​store by cleaning and decorating it, ​adding new furniture, ​equipment, etc.: The company's Edinburgh ​outlet was refurbished and ​expanded last ​year.
IT to ​repair and ​cleanequipment so that its ​condition is like new: The ​company, which refurbishes ​computers, ​printers, and ​cellphones, has continued to see ​growth throughout 2010.
refurbished
adjective [before noun] /ˌriːˈfɜːbɪʃt/
a refurbished ​building/​computer/​store
(Definition of refurbish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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