liven up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v liven up make lively "let's liven up this room a bit"
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Usage

In literature:

In truth, the game had livened Carson up and taken his thoughts from unpleasant things.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
I hope in a few days, Miss Pellissier, that these posters will be livening up our London hoardings.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Toward night a thunderstorm livened things up a little, and a howling wind came over the forest on the heels of the storm.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
He livens things up, Jo does.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
These 'ere roses will 'elp to liven things up a bit when yer gets in the 'ospital.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
But see how the husband livens up if a man joins them!
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Can't we liven them up somehow?
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
One remark led to another; the conversation livened up.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
This when the ground is covered with snow livens up the surroundings.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
If everything goes off right, it should liven things up a bit.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

But now he has it—much good may it do him
in the vacant spiritual of space—
only Russians & Americans to as it were converse with—weel, one Frenchman
to liven up the airless with one nose
& opinions clever & grim.
"Dream Song 113: or Amy Vladeck or Riva Freifeld" by John Berryman

In news:

12 ladies who livened up an otherwise uninteresting mag page.
Céspedes' livens up moribund ballpark.
This year we are seeing a lot of watermelon, stone fruit like peaches and nectarines , and berries, often combined with goat cheese, livening up salad greens.
Looking for a fragrant colorful floral display to liven up those cold dreary winter months.
Music, food liven up Cinco celebration.
Chocolate and Bourbon liven up traditional Pecan Pie .
If you are getting bored with your living or work space like we are, there is a way to liven up your surroundings without spending thousands of dollars on all new furniture and linens: throw pillows.
Need a printable product that can liven up an event.
We're using rosewater to liven up an ordinary vanilla cupcake.
Saran 's first cookbook, Indian Home Cooking (Clarkson Potter, 2004), focused on home-style Indian recipes, and his second, American Masala (Clarkson Potter, 2007), livened up American favorites with Indian flavors.
Incredibly spicy, it'll liven up your taste buds and the game.
Coffins careen down Hickory to liven up Day of the Dead.
9 Ways to Liven Up Your Home with Yellow.
Look to a little embellishment to liven up.
He's struggling to liven up yet another salad of herbs and twigs when inspiration strikes.
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In science:

Demonstrations are often used in classrooms as great tools to liven up a lecture.
Physics Magic
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