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adjective     fresh pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    fresh food has been recently picked, caught, or prepared

    You can use fresh or tinned tomatoes for this recipe.

    Fresh salmon is much nicer than frozen.

    fresh from/out of:

    Our vegetables are fresh from the garden.

    1. a.
      still good to eat because of being prepared or produced recently

      Cooked meat will keep fresh for several days in the fridge.

  2. 2
    fresh flowers have been recently picked (=taken from the place they were growing in)
  3. 3
    recently done, made, or experienced

    fresh footprints in the snow

    The details are still fresh in my mind.

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  4. 4
    [usually before noun] clearly new and different

    We need a completely fresh approach to the problem.

    The programme takes a fresh look at this difficult issue.

    1. a.
      replacing or adding to a previous thing or amount

      The police made a fresh appeal for witnesses.

      I’ve put fresh towels in your room.

  5. 5
    if something smells or tastes fresh, it smells or tastes pleasant and clean

    The air smelled clean and fresh after the smoky little hut.

    I like drinks with a fresh lemony flavour.

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  6. 6
    clean, bright, and attractive in appearance

    His cotton shirt looked crisp and fresh.

    her lovely fresh complexion

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  7. 9
    if you feel fresh, you have a lot of energy
  8. 10
    if someone is fresh from a particular place or situation, they have recently come from there
    fresh from/out of:

    He was just a kid, fresh out of law school.

    He came to Wimbledon fresh from his victory in the American Open.

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  9. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (slang) impressive because of being fashionable

    He's really fresh!

    Submitted from United States on 29/11/2013

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     freshness pronunciation in British English
noun [uncountable]
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