power up

verb
powered up; powering up; powers up

Definition of power up

transitive verb

: to cause to operate power up the computer

Other Words from power up

power-up \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌəp How to pronounce power up (audio) \ noun

Examples of power up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once operational in 2023, the 50-megawatt plant will generate enough electricity to power up to 5,000 homes. Camille Squires, Quartz, 26 Apr. 2022 Put that down in large part to the Spain AVS Hub plan, a governmental drive to power up production, exports and inward investment in Spanish film and TV, funded to the tune of €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion). John Hopewell, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 The Okp K3 Robot Vacuum and Mop is designed with a strong suction — and can hit a suction power up to 2,000 pascals — able to effortlessly pick up crumbs, dirt, and pet hair. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 16 Apr. 2022 The bZ4X can also power up at a DC fast-charger, where Toyota claims that adding 80 percent charge takes just under an hour, with peak charging rates of 150 kW for the front-drive variants and 100 kW for the all-wheel-drive models. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2022 For about $50, this one from BLAVOR takes around 13 hours to recharge, then can power up an iPhone up to 4.5 times. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2022 The earbuds also automatically power up when removed from their charging case and switch off when they are put away. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Like other automakers, Ford is in a race to deliver electric vehicles that power up quickly. Gregory Barber, Wired, 9 Feb. 2022 Together, these innovations help Solana power up to 65,000 transactions per second (tps). Lawrence Wintermeyer, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of power up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Power up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20up. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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