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"refurbish" in British English

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refurbishverb [T]

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

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refurbishverb [T]

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

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refurbishverb [T]

uk   /ˌriːˈfɜːbɪʃ/ us  
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 clean equipment so that its condition is like new: The company, which refurbishes computers, printers, and cell phones, 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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