adjective \ˈampt-ˈəp\

Definition of amped–up


  1. 1 :  filled with intense energy and excitement But Snyder, the amped-up owner of the Washington Redskins, couldn’t contain his enthusiasm as he hovered near the entrance to the posh D.C. eatery. — Michael Silver, Sports Illustrated, 11 Sept. 2000 Mosh pits quickly formed as dozens of amped-up young men bashed and slammed into one another. — Joel Davidson, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Feb. 2004

  2. 2 :  made more exciting, lively, energetic, or appealing an amped-up version of a popular song — see also 2amp, amped

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Origin and Etymology of amped–up

from past participle of amp up, from 2amp + 1up

First Known Use: 1973

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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