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present tense
I/you/we/theyfreshen up
he/she/itfreshens up
present participlefreshening up
past tensefreshened up
past participlefreshened up
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  1. 1
    [transitive] same as freshen

    Freshen up your room with a coat of paint.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to wash your hands and face and make yourself cleaner and tidier

    Would you like to freshen yourself up before dinner?

  3. 3
    [transitive] to improve your skill or knowledge of something

    You could freshen up your Spanish with some conversation classes.

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