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liven (sb) up

phrasal verb with liven uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.vən/ verb
to become more energetic or in a better mood, or to make someone feel this way: She was subdued to start with, but after a while she livened up. I'm going to liven myself up a little by going for a run.
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