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liven up

To cause a situation to become more animated or exciting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "liven" and "up." Bobby is a lot of fun—he'll definitely liven up this dull party. Can we add another color to liven it up a little?
See also: up

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.
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.
See also: up
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Matters finally liven up, if you can call it that, in the third act.
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