Definition of Furbish up

1. Verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken. "The men furbish up the chairs"; "Repair my shoes please"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furbish Up

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furball
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furbish up (current term)
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Literary usage of Furbish up

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"To polish or furbish up in order to set off to advantage. ПШ. What will you ask for them a week, captain? Tue. No, you «unionizing slave, I will not pan ..."

2. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"^polished mirror. manner, gentleman ; burnished steel ; to furbish up one's weapons ; to furbish up one's Greek. — vi To become polished. — n. 1. ..."

3. A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the by Washington] [Irving (1820)
"Some ran to furbish up their arms; others rolled stones to build up the walls—every body, in short, was employed, and every body was in the way of his ..."

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