from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To become fresh, as in vigor or appearance: freshened up after the day's work.
- intransitive v. To become brisk; increase in strength. Used of the wind.
- intransitive v. To lose saltiness.
- intransitive v. To calve and therefore begin to produce milk. Used of a cow.
- transitive v. To make fresh.
- transitive v. To add to or strengthen (a drink).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become fresh.
- v. To make fresh.
- v. To begin or resume giving milk, especially after calving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salty.
- transitive v. To refresh; to revive.
- transitive v. To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing.
- intransitive v. To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
- intransitive v. To grow brisk or strong.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow brisk; grow stronger or brighter: as, the wind freshens; the verdure freshens.
- To grow fresh; lose salt or saltness.
- To refresh; revive; renew.
- To make fresh; remove saltness from: as, to freshen fish or flesh.
- Nautical, to relieve, as a rope, by altering the position of a part exposed to friction.
- In surgery, to denude (a part) of its tegument so as to form a raw surface which will readily unite with a similar surface when the two are brought into apposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become or make oneself fresh again
- v. make (to feel) fresh
- v. make fresh again
AtomFury: Also, shouldn't it be 'freshen' instead of 'fresh' in this sentence?
Sometimes it's added not to cover flaws, but just to "freshen" the design and increase sales.
And they'll go in and they'll kind of freshen up, get out of their current garb and into fresh clothing and that kind of stuff, and that will take a while.
"You can take some basics from your wardrobe and kind of freshen it up, and it's $10," she said, "rather than spending 40 or 50 on a whole brand-new outfit."
"It's an item where you can put a unique twist to it to kind of freshen it and make it exciting again," she said.
Bennett is not sure what that new format is, other than TVNZ wants to "freshen" the programme and to "contemporise it".
"It's an item where you can put a unique twist to it to kind of freshen it and make it exciting again," she says.
'It's an item where you can put a unique twist to it to kind of freshen it and make it exciting again,' she says.
If I could have a form of cosmetic surgery that no one would actually know about, perhaps a little tummy tuck or a brief hair transplant thing, just to "freshen" up the increasing in size RD bald patch, would I do it, money permitting of course?
Wal-Mart also will make renovations to "freshen" the appearance of the stores, and to install energy-efficient lights, refrigerated display cases and other new equipment, Nelson said.