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Furbish up   /fˈərbɪʃ əp/   Listen
Furbish up

verb
1.
Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.  Synonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, mend, repair, restore, touch on.  "Repair my shoes please"






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"Furbish up" Quotes from Famous Books



... news arrived at Sinope," says Lucian—though I own the story is rather trite-"that Philip was about to attack them, the inhabitants were thrown into a violent alarm. Some ran to furbish up their arms; others rolled stones to build up the walls; everybody, in short, was employed, and everybody in the way of his neighbor. Diogenes alone could find nothing to do; whereupon, not to be idle when the welfare of his country was at stake, he tucked up his robe, and ...
— Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete • Washington Irving



Words linked to "Furbish up" :   resole, darn, point, heel, repair, tinker, fiddle, patch, fill, piece, fix, better, meliorate, ameliorate, trouble-shoot, revamp, repoint, cobble, troubleshoot, reheel, vamp, amend, break, patch up, improve, sole



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