Definition of jazz something up in US English:

jazz something up

phrasal verb

  • Make something more interesting, lively, or exciting.

    ‘jazz up an all-white kitchen with red tiles’
    • ‘I wasn't about to dumb it down or jazz it up to sell it to young people.’
    • ‘Director Lee Tamahori tries to jazz things up with some flashy editing but can't disguise the fact that the 40-year-old formula is beginning to wear a little thin.’
    • ‘Its a horrible, sad place no matter how they try to jazz it up, and don't get me wrong its a nice place, in nice grounds with nice friendly staff.’
    • ‘After painting the desk, jazz it up even further by adding funky new drawer pulls.’
    • ‘The time was right to reinvent the sandwich - or at least jazz it up.’
    • ‘He believes bank branches can be jazzed up and transformed into places customers feel they genuinely want to visit.’
    • ‘Caroline's Beauty Salon will also be on hand offering make-up tips for all you glamour gals looking to jazz it up for the festive season, while Richard Hannigan will be giving advise on all the latest trends in hair design.’
    • ‘He does not attempt to jazz things up with cloying camerawork and jarring technique in an effort to be stylish.’
    • ‘On her lips, I used pink and a natural lip gloss to jazz it up, although it was still a day look.’
    • ‘On Nolte's track, the artist uses the melodic sounds of a xylophone to jazz things up a bit.’
    enliven, liven up, brighten up, make more interesting, make more exciting, put some spirit into, make more attractive, add colour to, add some colour to, wake up, give a boost to, give a lift to, lift, ginger up
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