bulk up
verb Date: 1979 intransitive verb to gain weight especially by becoming more muscular transitive verb to cause to bulk up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bulk up — (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful. National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much …   New idioms dictionary

  • bulk up — intransitive verb : to gain weight especially by becoming more muscular transitive verb : to cause to bulk up * * * ˌbulk ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bulk up …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulk up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bulk up : present tense I/you/we/they bulk up he/she/it bulks up present participle bulking up past tense bulked up past participle bulked up to become bigger and heavier After bulking up for his last film… …   English dictionary

  • bulk up — or bulk out PHR V ERG If someone or something bulks up or bulks out, they become bigger or heavier. [V P n (not pron)] Use extra vegetables to bulk up the omelette... [V P] Holyfield has bulked up to 210 pounds using weights. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • bulk up — verb /ˌbʌlk ˈʌp/ a) To train the body with a high calorie diet and intense weightlifting in order to increase the overall mass of the body, especially the muscles. b) To gain weight …   Wiktionary

  • bulk up someone — bulk up (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful. National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much …   New idioms dictionary

  • bulk up something — bulk up (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful. National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much …   New idioms dictionary

  • bulk — bulk1 [ bʌlk ] noun ** count usually singular something that is very large, wide, and solid: She heaved her formidable bulk off the frail chair. We looked up at the great dark bulk of the cathedral. a. uncount the fact of being large: Despite its …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bulk — bulk1 /bulk/, n. 1. magnitude in three dimensions: a ship of great bulk. 2. the greater part; main mass or body: The bulk of the debt was paid. 3. goods or cargo not in packages or boxes, usually transported in large volume, as grain, coal, or… …   Universalium

  • bulk — I UK [bʌlk] / US noun Word forms bulk : singular bulk plural bulks ** a) [countable, usually singular] something that is very large, wide, and solid She heaved her formidable bulk off the frail chair. We looked up at the great dark bulk of the… …   English dictionary

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