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fur·bish

 (fûr′bĭsh)
tr.v. fur·bished, fur·bish·ing, fur·bish·es
1. To brighten by cleaning or rubbing; polish.
2. To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.

[Middle English furbishen, from Old French fourbir, fourbiss-, from Frankish *furbjan.]

fur′bish·er n.
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furbish

(ˈfɜːbɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to make bright by polishing; burnish
2. (often foll by up) to improve the appearance or condition of; renovate; restore
[C14: from Old French fourbir to polish, of Germanic origin]
ˈfurbisher n
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fur•bish

(ˈfɜr bɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to restore to freshness of appearance or good condition (often fol. by up).
2. to polish.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French forbiss-, long s. of forbir to polish, clean < Germanic; compare Old High German furben to clean]
fur′bish•er, n.
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furbish


Past participle: furbished
Gerund: furbishing

Imperative
furbish
furbish
Present
I furbish
you furbish
he/she/it furbishes
we furbish
you furbish
they furbish
Preterite
I furbished
you furbished
he/she/it furbished
we furbished
you furbished
they furbished
Present Continuous
I am furbishing
you are furbishing
he/she/it is furbishing
we are furbishing
you are furbishing
they are furbishing
Present Perfect
I have furbished
you have furbished
he/she/it has furbished
we have furbished
you have furbished
they have furbished
Past Continuous
I was furbishing
you were furbishing
he/she/it was furbishing
we were furbishing
you were furbishing
they were furbishing
Past Perfect
I had furbished
you had furbished
he/she/it had furbished
we had furbished
you had furbished
they had furbished
Future
I will furbish
you will furbish
he/she/it will furbish
we will furbish
you will furbish
they will furbish
Future Perfect
I will have furbished
you will have furbished
he/she/it will have furbished
we will have furbished
you will have furbished
they will have furbished
Future Continuous
I will be furbishing
you will be furbishing
he/she/it will be furbishing
we will be furbishing
you will be furbishing
they will be furbishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furbishing
you have been furbishing
he/she/it has been furbishing
we have been furbishing
you have been furbishing
they have been furbishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furbishing
you will have been furbishing
he/she/it will have been furbishing
we will have been furbishing
you will have been furbishing
they will have been furbishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furbishing
you had been furbishing
he/she/it had been furbishing
we had been furbishing
you had been furbishing
they had been furbishing
Conditional
I would furbish
you would furbish
he/she/it would furbish
we would furbish
you would furbish
they would furbish
Past Conditional
I would have furbished
you would have furbished
he/she/it would have furbished
we would have furbished
you would have furbished
they would have furbished
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.furbish - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
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furbish

verb
1. To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction:
2. To make new or as if new again:
Idiom: give a new look to.
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Translations

furbish

[ˈfɜːbɪʃ] VT to furbish uprenovar, restaurar
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furbish

vt
(= polish)blank reiben, (auf)polieren
(= smarten up)aufpolieren
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furbish

[ˈfɜːbɪʃ] vt (polish) → lucidare; (renovate, smarten) → ravvivare
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References in classic literature ?
what a holding of important meetings and appointing of solemn committees!--and what a furbishing up of claw-hammer coats and white silk neck-ties!
And now there came a time of stir and bustle, of furbishing of arms and clang of hammer from all the southland counties.
The steward and chambermaid, and all, were busily engaged in cleaning, furbishing, and arranging the splendid boat, preparatory to a grand entree.