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liven (sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with liven   /ˈlaɪ.vən/ us  
to become more interesting and exciting, or to make something become like this: A new coat of paint would liven the kitchen up. Liven up your meals with fresh herbs and spices. The party livened up as soon as Sally arrived.
Translations of “liven (sth) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (給…)增色,(爲…)添彩, (使)歡快起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) (给…)增色,(为…)添彩, (使)欢快起来…
(Definition of liven (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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