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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.
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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Combined with breadcrumbs they make a great coating before frying or a tasty crust for any meat or fish and you can liven up rice dishes with your own paste made from Spicentice Rub, soy sauce and butter.
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You have to look to continually improve and the squad will liven up with Kevin Kyle coming back, Leon McKenzie is not too far away and Marcus Hall too, so competition for places ups them a degree.