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 for brush up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brush up
      v 1: refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the
           test" [syn: review, brush up, refresh]
      2: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;
         "polish your social manners" [syn: polish, round, round
         off, polish up, brush up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "brush up":
     bone up, brighten up, cram, cram up, dress, fettle, fix, freshen,
     furbish, furbish up, get up, get up on, groom, manicure, plume,
     polish, polish up, preen, read up on, refresh the memory, renovate,
     repair, restudy, retouch, review, revive, rub up, shine, spruce,
     spruce up, study up, study up on, tone up, touch up, vamp,
     vamp up

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