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step up

verb

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to make markedly greater in measure or degree
  • candidates stepping up their campaigns as election day draws near
  • stepped up the pace to catch up with the others

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step-up

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of step-up (Entry 2 of 2)

something added (as by growth)
  • there's been a step-up in productivity since regular breaks were offered

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The first known use of step up was in 1902

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“Step up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/step%20up. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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