stepped-up
adjective Date: 1902 increased in intensity ; accelerated, intensified <
stepped-up security
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stepped-up — stepped′ up′ adj. increased; augmented; accelerated: a stepped up fundraising campaign[/ex] • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • stepped-up — ☆ stepped up [stept′up′ ] adj. increased, as in tempo; accelerated …   English World dictionary

  • stepped-up — [ ,stept ʌp ] adjective MAINLY JOURNALISM increased in amount or strength …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stepped-up — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : augmented, accelerated, intensified a stepped up sales campaign * * * /stept up /, adj. increased; augmented; expanded; …   Useful english dictionary

  • stepped-up — /stept up /, adj. increased; augmented; expanded; heightened: a stepped up fundraising campaign. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • stepped up — {adj.} Carried on at a faster or more active rate; increased. * /To fill the increase in orders, the factory had to operate at a stepped up rate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stepped up — {adj.} Carried on at a faster or more active rate; increased. * /To fill the increase in orders, the factory had to operate at a stepped up rate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stepped\ up — adj Carried on at a faster or more active rate; increased. To fill the increase in orders, the factory had to operate at a stepped up rate …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stepped-up — adjective That has increased; heightened …   Wiktionary

  • stepped-up — UK [ˌstept ˈʌp] / US adjective mainly journalism increased in amount or strength …   English dictionary

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