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“freshen” in British English

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uk /ˈfreʃ.ən/ 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 becomes stronger and cooler:

The wind is expected to freshen as it moves in from the east.
noun [ C ] uk /ˈfreʃ.ən.ər/ us /ˈfreʃ.ən.ɚ/

(Definition of “freshen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“freshen” in American English

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us /ˈfreʃ·ən/

freshen verb (MAKE PLEASANT)

[ T ] to make something more clean and pleasant:

These mints are supposed to freshen your breath.

freshen verb (MAKE COOL)

[ I/T ] to make the air cleaner or cooler:

[ T ] She opened a window to freshen the room.
[ I ] The wind freshened (= became stronger and cooler) and dragged my hair across my eyes.

freshen verb (ADD MORE)

[ T ] to add more to someone's alcoholic drink:

Can I freshen your drink ?

Phrasal verb(s)

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