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’
    • ‘He believes bank branches can be jazzed up and transformed into places customers feel they genuinely want to visit.’
    • ‘The time was right to reinvent the sandwich - or at least jazz it up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On her lips, I used pink and a natural lip gloss to jazz it up, although it was still a day look.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He does not attempt to jazz things up with cloying camerawork and jarring technique in an effort to be stylish.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On Nolte's track, the artist uses the melodic sounds of a xylophone to jazz things up a bit.’
    • ‘After painting the desk, jazz it up even further by adding funky new drawer pulls.’
    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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