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Definition of the verb spice up

What does spice up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. add herbs or spices to
  2. make more interesting or flavorful
    • example: Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of spice up: spice
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific word: salt = add zest or liveliness to

Alternative definition of the verb spice up


  1. To enhance the flavor of something by adding spice to it.
  2. [idiomatic] To make more exotic, fun or extravagant.

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Google previewRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1998)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton

Or use lemon peel, whole peppercorns, and garlic together to spice up simmering vegetables. Bouquets garnis can be made ahead in cheesecloth bags and frozen. Add them to simmering food directly from the freezer. Fines herbes are a ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity Using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

To spice up your love life, sprinkle a small pinch of Allspice in the corner of your bedroom. Burning the powder as incense will ensure you of abundance. □ medicinal uses: Allspice will settle your stomach, relieve gas, stop diarrhea, and get rid ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

The diversity between artists who play traditional music, those who fuse and spice up the traditional, and artists who cross over completely to Western idioms is vast. Collaborating musically with Peter Gabriel put Senegal's Youssou N'Dour on ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Dream Dictionary (2007)

by Dream Genie, Eve Adamson

pepper Dreaming of putting pepper on your food or cooking with pepper symbolizes your desire to spice up your life. You wish things would get ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1892)

by Sir George Watt

The action of cubebs on the mucous membrane of the genitourinary tract was known to the old Arabian physicians, but the drug appears to have been chiefly used as a carminative spice up to the present century. Linschoten describes it as a ...

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Spice Up Your Sign Language

An sign language interpretation of Spice Girl's "Wanna Be" as performed by Casey.

Quotes about Spice Up

I can't believe it but it is true,
And with honeymoon specials to spice up my mind!
And there i laid bare with Xari my sweetheart. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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