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 responsibility>b :  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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