What does the word freshen mean?

Usage examples for freshen

  1. When questioned by David Copperfield as to the gifts of Miss Sophy Crewler, Traddles explained that she knew enough of the piano to teach it to her little sisters, and she also sang ballads to freshen up her family a little when they were out of spirits, but 'nothing scientific. – Charles Dickens and Music by James T. Lightwood
  2. I'll take that shooting- box that's to let four miles off; that'll be plenty large enough for me and my old chums to smoke in and chat over bygone times, and it will do our hearts good- freshen us up a bit to see those young things enjoying themselves. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  3. How a little fun will freshen up children, especially when, from necessity, their tasks are long and heavy! – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe