step-up
noun Date: 1922 an increase or advance in size or amount

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  • Step Up — may refer to:* Step Up (film), a 2006 movie ** Step Up (soundtrack), the soundtrack to the movie ** Step Up 2 the Streets, the 2008 sequel * Step Up , a song by Drowning Pool * Step Up (song), a song by The Cheetah Girls * Step Right Up , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Step Up — puede referirse a: Step Up (película), una película de 2006. Step Up 2: The Streets, la secuela de 2008. Step Up 3D «Step Up» (canción), una canción de The Cheetah Girls. «Step Up», una canción de 1999 de Linkin Park (entonces llamados Hybrid… …   Wikipedia Español

  • step up — {v.} 1. To go from a lower to a higher place. * /John stepped up onto the platform and began to speak./ 2. To come towards or near; approach. * /The sergeant called for volunteers and Private Jones stepped up to volunteer./ * /John waited until… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step up — {v.} 1. To go from a lower to a higher place. * /John stepped up onto the platform and began to speak./ 2. To come towards or near; approach. * /The sergeant called for volunteers and Private Jones stepped up to volunteer./ * /John waited until… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step up — (something) to make something larger, faster, or more effective. Following the explosion the airport authorities stepped up security. We had to step our defense up and move the ball better. Usage notes: also used in the form step it up: The coach …   New idioms dictionary

  • Step-up — a. (Elec.) Transforming or converting a low voltage current into one of high voltage; as, a step up transformer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • step-up — /step up /, adj. 1. effecting an increase. 2. Elect. serving to increase voltage: a step up transformer. 3. (of a lease) allowing for gradual rent increases to the highest amount permissible. n. 4. an increase or rise in the rate or quantity of… …   Universalium

  • step-up — [step′up΄] adj. that steps up, or increases; specif., a) designating a transformer in which the output voltage is greater than the input voltage b) designating a gear that increases the speed n. an increase, as in amount, intensity, etc …   English World dictionary

  • step-up — step′ up adj. 1) effecting an increase 2) elm serving to increase voltage: a step up transformer[/ex] 3) bus an increase or rise in rate or quantity • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • step up — [v] accelerate augment, boost, escalate, hasten, hurry, improve, increase, intensify, lift, quicken, raise, shake up, speed, speed up, up; concepts 236,244,245 Ant. decelerate, halt, hinder, slow …   New thesaurus

  • step up — ► step up increase the amount, speed, or intensity of. Main Entry: ↑step …   English terms dictionary

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