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fresh S2 W2
adding to or replacing something:
I'll just make some fresh coffee.
The report provides fresh evidence about the way the business was run.
You'll have to start again on a fresh sheet of paper.
good or interesting because it has not been done, seen etc before:
new and interesting
Ryan will bring a fresh approach to the job.
We need some fresh ideas.
Let's take a fresh look at the problem.
done, experienced, or having happened recently:
There were fresh fox tracks around the hen huts.
The accident was still fresh in her mind.
when you start something again in a completely new and different way after being unsuccessful:
I hope Jim and I can get back together and make a fresh start.
fresh food has recently been picked or prepared, and is not frozen or preserved
The beans are fresh from the garden.
fresh flowers have recently been picked
air from outside, especially clean air:
Let's open the windows and have some fresh air in here!
➔ breath of fresh airat breath (2)
fresh water contains no salt and comes from rivers and lakes [↪ saltwater]
pleasantly clean or cool:
taste/smell etcC [usually before noun]
a fresh minty taste
It's a light, fresh wine.
pleasant, bright, and clean [≠ dull]:
The kitchen is decorated in fresh blues and greens.
She has brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion.
if the wind is fresh, it is quite cold and strong:
full of energy because you are not tired:
not tired[not usually before noun]
She always seems fresh and lively, even at the end of the day.
Despite his busy day he arrived looking as fresh as a daisy (=not tired and ready to do things).
a) also fresh out of something American English
having just finished your education or training, and not having a lot of experience:
He's fresh out of law school.
having just come from a particular place or experience:
The team is fresh from their victory over the French.
13 American English spoken
to have just used your last supplies of something:
I'm fresh out of beer. Will you take a cola instead?
14 American English
having just been made, cut etc:
to behave rudely in a way which shows sexual interest, or lack of respect
—freshness noun [uncountable + of]
the freshness of the early morning
the freshness and vitality of youth