rev up

phrasal verb

revved up; revving up; revs up
informal
1
: to become more active
The campaign is revving up.
2
: to make (someone or something) more active or effective
Big business spending is revving up the economy.
The company is getting revved up for the launch of its new product line.

Examples of rev up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web London, a cool tourism hot spot, is revved up for a tourist-eager 2024. Laura Manske, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Specifically, an onslaught of respiratory infections in 2022 could have revved up children's immune responses, which in turn prevented EV-D68 from progressing to neurologic disease and paralysis—aka the viral interference hypothesis. 2022 was a blockbuster year for respiratory viruses, generally. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 5 Feb. 2024 With gas cars, starting off from a stop requires the engine to rev up a bit before the car can start moving. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Speaking to more than 200 people on the steps of the South Carolina State Capitol, Harris used her bully pulpit to rev up the crowd. Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024 Live Coverage Feed 4 hours ago The stock-market rally is revving up. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 As inflation revved up following the start of Covid-19 pandemic, the policy makers at the Fed raised the fed-funds rate 11 times in an effort to get prices under control. Aly J. Yale, wsj.com, 28 Nov. 2023 That’s an awful lot to ask people to infer from a montage, though Ayer mostly just wants to rev up our imaginations, judging by the quick, nearly subliminal shot of an American flag superimposed on an active beehive. Peter Debruge, Variety, 10 Jan. 2024 China air travel is likely to rev up its recovery this year, with more direct flights to and from the U.S., the country’s aviation regulator said. Jiahui Huang, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Rev up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rev%20up. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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