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Definition of refresh verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refresh
    he / she / it refreshes
    past simple refreshed
    -ing form refreshing
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  1. 1[transitive] refresh somebody/yourself to make someone feel less tired or less hot The long sleep had refreshed her. The following morning she awoke refreshed. He refreshed himself with a cool shower.
  2. 2[transitive] refresh something (informal) to fill someone's glass or cup again Let me refresh your glass. He went into the kitchen to refresh their drinks.
  3. 3[transitive] refresh your/someone's memory to remind yourself/someone of something, especially with the help of something that can be seen or heard synonym jog He had to refresh his memory by looking at his notes.
  4. 4[transitive, intransitive] refresh (something) (computing) to get the most recent information, for example on an Internet page, by clicking on a button on the screen Click here to refresh this document. The page refreshes automatically.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: refresh