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pump up

verb

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  1. 1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings of the crowd was pumped up by the band's rocking performance Synonyms of pump up charge, electrify, excite, exhilarate, galvanize, intoxicate, thrill, titillate, turn onWords Related to pump up arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms of pump up bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

  2. 2 to make greater in size, amount, or number that pop diva is trying to pump up album sales with an extended publicity tour Synonyms of pump up accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, increase, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to pump up boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of pump up abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of pump up abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)


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