step up

verb

Definition of step up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to increase (a voltage) by means of a transformer

  3. 2 :  to increase, augment, or advance especially by one or more steps step up production

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1a :  to come forward stepped up to claim responsibilityb :  to succeed in meeting a challenge (as by increased effort or improved performance)

  6. 2 :  to undergo an increase business is stepping up

  7. 3 :  to receive a promotion

step–up

play \ˈstep-ˌəp\ adjective

Examples of step up in a Sentence

  1. candidates stepping up their campaigns as election day draws near

  2. stepped up the pace to catch up with the others

First Known Use of step up

1902



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