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

1902

First Known Use of step up

1902



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