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English definition of “sex sth up”

sex sth up

informal phrasal verb with sex     /seks/ verb [T] specialized
to make something seem more exciting or interesting: How can we sex up science writing?Exciting and interesting
(Definition of sex sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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