Definition of 'liven'
Example sentences containing 'liven'
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
What you should have had to liven things up was my mother.Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2014) The Sun (2014)
There was little of note in the opening period although things did liven up a bit in the closing minutes.The Sun (2012)
The only good news is it nearly always rains at night in the tropics so that would liven up proceedings.The Sun (2008)
They liven things up a bit.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
How did you liven things up?The Sun (2011)
It's an hour before things liven up again.Times, Sunday Times (2010) The Sun (2009) The Sun (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But it is not the only sparking wine from the UK to liven up the party.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
In the second act, though, things liven up considerably.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
When any new manager arrives, it's a matter of course they bring in the odd new face to liven things up a little.The Sun (2009)
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