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Phrasal Verbs

brighten up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb brighten up (1)

Meaning: to make a place or a thing look more cheerful and more lively

Synonym: liven up

For example:

  • brighten up sth Some pictures and plants would definitely brighten up the apartment.

  • brighten sth up Don't you think it'd brighten the garden up a bit if we had more flowering plants?

Nouns often used as objects with brighten up (1): room, office, apartment, garden, design, packaging, advertisement, poster

Quick Quiz:

We should brighten the packaging up a bit because it looks

a. too colourful

b. really exciting

c. very dull

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