liven up

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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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It was only when Slovakia went down to 10 men and Alli came on that things livened up.
The introduction of Tom Rowlands from the bench livened up the Lilies frontline and when the former Quay man was clipped in the box it looked a blatant penalty, but referee Kris Hames was unmoved.
In May 1965, the introduction to a Post story about the insurance world was somewhat clunkily livened up with a reference to one of Britain's best-loved thriller writers.
The 1st Ryton Scout Hut has been livened up with eye-catching artwork, thanks to the efforts of a group of young Norwegians spending 10 days with members of Ryton Methodist Church.
The event livened up the town and revived old crafts," said Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska.
The game soon livened up with further substitutions but, as the encounter entered the final 20 minutes, there was still no sign of a breakthrough.
And while these can be slow-going, they are livened up a bit by Sir Ian Botham and Shane 'Bowling Warney' Warne being your teachers.
With the possibility that the weekend rain will have livened up the track to the benefit of both teams' bowlers, a different option to pursue is a buy of Essex opening bowler Andy Bichel's performance.
This idea might have livened up the remake of The Stepford Wives, but, oh, well.
The tie-up livened up rival operators with Go-Ahead up 30p at 550p.
Worshippers say it has really livened up the Easter season celebrations.
Yesterday argumentative Charley livened up the house with a foam party.
A Johannesburg colt (lot 20) livened up the early proceedings by dislodging his rider near the start and careering off in the direction of Cambridge.