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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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take down a notch

verb - transitive

  • to decrease.
                                                                                                  

    Citation from Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                          

    Citation from "Chapter 4", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 10 2011.

  • to decrease a person's self-image.
    Your criticism took him down a notch.

    Last edited on Jun 24 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 10 2011.

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vamp it up

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