pump up

verb

Definition of pump up

1 a : to fill with enthusiasm or excitement
b : to fill with or as if with air : inflate
2 : increase 1

Examples of pump up in a Sentence

  1. the crowd was pumped up by the band's rocking performance

  2. that pop diva is trying to pump up album sales with an extended publicity tour

First Known Use of pump up

1791

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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