pep up

phrasal verb

pepped up; pepping up; peps up
informal : to become more lively or active
The economy has started to pep up in recent months.
: to cause (someone or something) to become more lively or active
a company trying to pep up sales
The coach tried to pep the team up.

Examples of pep up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The legendary Swinging Sixties model chose a vintage Louis Vuitton bag, again sourced via eBay, to pep up her slice of fashion history, which enjoyed another airing at Gucci’s 100th-anniversary show. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2023 This easy slow cooker summer meal idea is surrounded by fresh ingredients to pep up the meat mixture. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 June 2023

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“Pep up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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