ginger up

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ginger up

British, informal
:to make (someone or something) more exciting or lively
  • ginger a group up by proposing a new strategy

Word by Word Definitions

ginger play
  1. : a thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes medicinally

  2. : the spice usually prepared by drying and grinding ginger

  3. : any of a genus (Zingiber of the family Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) of herbs with pungent aromatic rhizomes

  1. : to make lively : pep up

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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