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step up

verb

Definition of step up

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to increase (a voltage) by means of a transformer

    2. 2 :  to increase, augment, or advance especially by one or more steps <step up production>

    3. intransitive verb
    4. 1a :  to come forward <stepped up to claim responsibility>b :  to succeed in meeting a challenge (as by increased effort or improved performance)

    5. 2 :  to undergo an increase <business is stepping up>

    6. 3 :  to receive a promotion

    step–up

    play \ˈstep-ˌəp\ adjective


    Examples of step up in a sentence

    1. <candidates stepping up their campaigns as election day draws near>

    2. <stepped up the pace to catch up with the others>



    1902

    First Known Use of step up

    1902



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