verb (used with object)
to make fresh
; refresh, revive, or renew: We need a good rain to freshen the flowers.
to remove saltiness from.
to preserve (a rope in use) from prolonged friction or concentrated stress
on any one part.
verb (used without object)
to become or grow fresh.
to commence giving milk after calving.
is one of our favorite verbs.
So is kibitz. Does it mean:
freshen up, to make oneself feel freshly clean or neat, as by washing, changing clothes, etc.: to freshen up after a long trip.