1
informal : filled with intense energy and excitement
an amped-up crowd
2
informal : made more exciting, lively, energetic, or appealing
an amped-up version of a popular song

Examples of amped-up in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amped-up was in 1973

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“Amped-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amped-up. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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