spice up

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spice up - add herbs or spices tospice up - add herbs or spices to    
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
ginger - add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"
pepper - add pepper to; "pepper the soup"
2.spice up - make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
salt - add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"
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Marketing director Andrew Slamin said the brand extension was the only premium ridge crisp on the market and he expected it to spice up competition in the "highly competitive" fixture.
Fuller and his famous five will no doubt be hoping to spice up their bank balances to how they were in the 90s when the Girls earned pounds 6.
The kids were charmed and swarmed for autographs, just as spectators have since the early years when the Globetrotters had to spice up their play with antics because their victories were so lopsided.