power up


Definition of power up 

transitive verb

: to cause to operate power up the computer

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power-up \ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌəp \ noun

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Alien Swirling Saucers Brace yourself for out-of-this-world thrills, because the Aliens have powered up their flying saucers! Alien Swirling Saucers immerses guests in the playful world of Andy’s imagination. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 The Tigers powered up in the top of the first inning, hitting three home runs, and Mike Fiers pitched solidly for his third victory. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' strong start leads to victory at Texas Rangers, 7-4," 8 May 2018 With his rugged beard and honeyed vocals, YONEE's bass-rattling melodies power up some seductive poetics. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, "Rising Star YONEE on His Love For Genre-Bending Music & Why His Mother Is One of His Strongest Influences," 17 May 2018 No county taxpayer money will go toward the project, officials said The solar farm would produce up to 25 megawatts of power, which is enough to power up to 3,500 homes, Bluemer said. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Will County moves forward with talks for solar facility at landfill," 21 June 2018 That port doubles as a device charger with enough juice to power up two iPhones and still have a little battery left for light. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "The Best Solar Lights for Road Life," 29 June 2018 In our review of the iPhone X, Ars editor Samuel Axon found that both Belkin's and Mophie's wireless charging pads powered up the iPhone X more slowly than its included charger. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple’s AirPower charging mat delayed until fall due to “technical hurdles”," 21 June 2018 This battery enables customers to light their homes at night, charge mobile phones, and power up other small devices. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Madison-based clean energy startup takes first prize in Gov Biz Plan Contest," 8 June 2018 Power Moves: With Mars powering up your partnership sector, relationship aggression is coming up for review. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes March 12-March 18," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of power up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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