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Meaning of STEP UP

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
  2. [v]  increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
  3. [v]  speed up; "let's rev up production"
  4. [v]  make oneself visible; take action; "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"
 
 Synonyms: come forward, come out, come to the fore, escalate, increase, intensify, rev up, step forward, step to the fore
 
 Antonyms: decrease, de-escalate, diminution, reduction, step down, step-down, weaken
 
 See Also: accrual, accruement, accumulation, act, addition, advance, aggrandisement, aggrandizement, amplification, appreciation, augmentation, change of magnitude, elevation, enlargement, escalation, exaggeration, expanding upon, expansion, inclusion, increase, intensification, maximation, maximisation, maximization, move, redouble, rise, split, split up, stock split, strengthening, surge, upsurge

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Step"-up`\, a. (Elec.)
Transforming or converting a low-pressure current into one of
high pressure; as, a step-up transformer.

 

 

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