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ginger up

1. To spice something with ginger. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ginger" and "up." Primarily heard in US. I think you could stand to ginger up the curry sauce a bit more.
2. To make something more lively, interesting, or exciting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ginger" and "up." Primarily heard in US. My editor wants me to ginger up the story with some steamy romance. I was worried the party might end up falling a little flat, so I hired a professional DJ to ginger it up.
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