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Related to jazz up: jazz dance, Jazz music
jazz someone or something up
to make someone or something more exciting or sexy; to make someone or something appeal more to contemporary tastes. Let's jazz this room up a little bit. They jazzed up Donna till she looked like a rock star.
jazz up somethingalso jazz something up
to make something more interesting, exciting, or stylish She uses a basic recipe and jazzes it up with chocolate chips, apples, or bananas. My daughters think I should jazz up my wardrobe.
1. Enliven, make more interesting, as in They jazzed up the living room with a new rug, or They decided to include a comedy act to jazz up the program.
2. Modify so as to increase its performance, as in Peter wanted to jazz up his motorbike with a stronger engine. Both usages are colloquialisms from the mid-1900s. Also see juice up.
To make something or someone appear more interesting; enliven something or someone: We jazzed up the apartment with beaded curtains. The caterer jazzed the tables up with candles.