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Definition of step up

step up

verb

  • to get in someone's face to show that you are not scared of another person.
    Why don't you step up?!
                                            

    Citation from "The Collection", 30 Rock (TV), Season 2 Episode 3 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by ashley from Altus, OK, USA on Jun 05 1999.

  • to rise to a challenge.
                                                                                                   

    Citation from article title, The Washington Post, Lisa de Moraes, April 18, 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 11 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 11 2010.

verb - transitive

  • to increase or improve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Begin the Begin", Covert Affairs (TV), Season 2 Episode 1 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                             

                                  

    Citation from "Sheesh! Cab, Bob", Bob's Burgers (TV), Season 1 Episode 6 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Bill And Gary's Excellent Adventure", Alphas (TV), Season 1 Episode 6 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 22 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 10 2011.

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Other terms relating to 'to increase':

Definitions include: to break or ruin.
Definitions include: to increase the speed at which something operates.
Definitions include: to increase very quickly.
Definitions include: to increase the sexiness.
Definitions include: to increase the intensity of something.
Definitions include: to increase.

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Other terms relating to 'step':

Definitions include: To have sex with a fellow addict in a 12-step program. This is AA lingo.
Definitions include: diarrhea.
Definitions include: the act of racing to a bathroom while not defecating (specifically: diarrhea) in one's pants.
Definitions include: To act like you want to engage in a fight, but then back down once the other person fights back.
Definitions include: diarrhea.
Definitions include: The Green apple quick steps a funny term for Diahrea also The Tiajuana Trots
Definitions include: to "step up" to a fight.
Definitions include: literally, to step away.
Definitions include: to dilute illegal drugs.
Definitions include: to flatulate.
Definitions include: to flatulate.
Definitions include: to drive quickly.
Definitions include: to cheat on one's significant other.
Definitions include: Shoes, particularly basketball high-tops or high-priced running shoes. Nikes.
Definitions include: to be aggressive towards.

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.
Definitions include: to move away from.
Definitions include: to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob.

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