Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Get the details behind our redesign
verb (used with object)
; 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.
to give birth.
to make oneself feel freshly clean or neat, as by washing, changing clothes, etc.:
to freshen up after a long trip.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
As material tumbled it would
up the surface, causing the observed brightening.
Another sister invites them to
up in the community shower.
The hotel also features day-let rooms for travelers needing to
up during a layover.
For overnight trips, packing a change of clothing makes it possible to
up at the end of the journey.
The swimming pool is adjacent to a picnic area and playground, and showers are available nearby to
up after your swim.
Maybe smaller doses with breaks in between would
things up and not strain credibility so much.
People keep trying to
up the corpse, but it's been rotting all along and is starting to stink up the joint.
We're trying to
the place up for the new owners.
Strange things happen when aging hits try to
We can help you rebrand your image or
up your current website.
British Dictionary definitions for
to make or become fresh or fresher
often foll by up
) to refresh (oneself), esp by washing
) (of the wind) to increase
to lose or cause to lose saltiness
(of farm animals) to give birth
(of cows) to commence giving milk after calving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word of The Day
Difficulty index for
Some English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Music is a good thing; and after all that soul-butter and hogwash, I never see it freshen up things...