verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to commence giving milk after calving.
- to give birth.
Examples from the Web for freshen
He bravely promises to “deliver life-changing results” to those with deep enough pockets to freshen up and stop aging.
Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?
Talking to NPR, scholar Quentin Taylor tries to freshen up the metaphor.
She aroused herself once or twice to freshen the fire, but was ignorant how the night was going.A Changed Man and Other Tales|Thomas Hardy
But he would not answer, and she felt Moore's foot seeking Blair's to freshen his resolve.A Man of Two Countries|Alice Harriman
He hoped the breeze would not freshen much before they arrived.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
But before that time was up, the sails were one after another reefed, for the wind continued to freshen.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
A light rain had fallen the night before, just enough to beat down the dust and freshen the landscape.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for freshen
- (of farm animals) to give birth
- (of cows) to commence giving milk after calving