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liven something up

to make something more lively or less dull. Some singing might liven things up a bit. The songs livened up the evening.
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liven something up

also liven up something
to make something more interesting or attractive There was a live band at the party, and that really livened things up. A colored shirt can certainly liven up an outfit.
See also: up

liven up

v.
1. To become more lively, interesting, or exciting: The party livened up when the music got better.
2. To make something or someone more lively, interesting, or exciting: I livened up the crowd by suggesting that we play charades. The yellow paint livened the room up.
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