ginger up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ginger up make more interesting or lively "juice up a party","pep up your paper"
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Usage

In literature:

Again, gingerly as before, I stood up and slid my space-suit from me; and now I was aware of movement and sound.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
One by one she picked up the scattered articles and examined them gingerly.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Could you not ginger them up?
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
Gingerly he picked it up, with a wild hope that it would be all right.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He took up the heavy bird, which made some maudlin objections, and carried it gingerly to the fence.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
He picked up the articles gingerly and slipped them on, one by one.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Miss Clementina picked it up gingerly.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
When he was ready to lift out I pumped a new supply of smoke into the holes, then rather gingerly we pried up the pieces.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The Toronto Regiment was up here and were full of ginger, they told us.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Beat up the yolk of an egg with some white wine, cinnamon, ginger, and sugar.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

"He can't do no more harm, Sister," said he.
"Paint as much as you like." And gingerly
He picked up the snake with his stick. Clotilde
Thanked him, and begged that he would shield
Her secret, though itching
To talk in the kitchen.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Before you turn your nose up at tofu, let me assure you that you won't even know it is in this dish of broccoli and gingered beef.
It's the section of the globe bursting with coconut-crusted this, ginger-spiced that and fish eyeballs that stare up from the serving platter.
I came up with this ginger snap recipe when Drew and I were first married.
Just cut up some napa cabbage, let it brine for 12 hours at room temperature, then take the salt-soaked cabbage and coat it heavily with a mixture of salt, sugar, ginger, garlic, and scallions.
What could be better right now than curling up with a hearty, delicious bowl of, say, Butternut Squash Soup with Curry and Ginger, Michel Richard's Chicken Mushroom and Barley Soup, Spiced Red Lentil Soup.
The set-up: Squirreled away among Sambuca, Ginger Man, and Half Shells in the Shops at Legacy, Sutra 's décor is composed of a couple cutout screens, a few candles, and Indochine hues.
WUWM NEWS Susan Bence Sep 27, 2012 Mining Sand in Wisconsin #1: One Town Gingerly Steps into Silica Sand Mining Towns and counties in western Wisconsin are scrambling to keep up with the demand for its silica sand.
So if you're planning on heading up to Lemon Hill tonight a Dark and Stormy with housemade ginger syrup, Goslings rum and freshly squeezed lime juice can be yours for a mere $7.
Elle Fanning tears up on screen and off with 'Ginger and Rosa'.
Ginger was missing since September 30th – October 28, 2012: Another story of hope, and not to give up.
The ladies behind Ginger + Liz Colour Collection match up the right hues to accent these fierce and financially focused females.
Marcia Kiesel likes dressing up tender Asian eggplant with a vibrant fresh-ginger sauce that would also be wonderful with steamed fish or poached chicken.
Bar manager Linda Torres heads up the program, which uses house-made grenadine and syrups, ginger beer and select small boutique spirits.
Inspired by British shandies—beer mixed with ginger ale or sparkling lemonade—this refreshing drink ups the ante with English hard cider and limoncello.
This is a classic butternut squash soup dressed up with the spice of garlic, fresh and ground ginger and curry powder.
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