Origin of refurbishre- + furbish
Cabinets being refurbished.
When you paint old kitchen cabinets to make them prettier, this is an example of a time when you refurbish the cabinets.
transitive verbre·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
(third-person singular simple present refurbishes, present participle refurbishing, simple past and past participle refurbished)
1605, from re- +"Ž furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Old French furbir (stem furbiss-, “to clean, polish"), from Frankish *furbjan (“to clean, polish"), from Proto-Germanic *furbijanÄ… (“to clean"), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- (“to appear"). Cognate with Old High German furben (“to clean, cleanse, purge, sweep").
- If you have a larger small business, you may seek local computer shops or refurbish resellers.
- A home is most comfortable when it is familiar, so bring out those once undesirable vintage light fixtures and antique kitchen stoves and refurbish them.
- This British-born entrepreneur still owns the Shabby Chic brand and will hopefully weather the storm to someday refurbish the name that has become synonymous with creative restoration, making what was once "shabby" into something "chic".
- These sources include local and online classified ads, online auction sites with sellers from across the globe, or buying direct from companies that refurbish parts for tent trailers.
- There are a couple of ways an organization might accept a car - first, they may refurbish the vehicle and sell it at a profit, or use various car parts and sell those.