Definitions for: Step-up


[n] the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
[v] increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
[v] speed up; "let's rev up production"
[v] make oneself visible; take action; "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"



Webster (1913) Definition: Step"-up`, a. (Elec.)
Transforming or converting a low-pressure current into one of
high pressure; as, a step-up transformer.

Synonyms: come forward, come out, come to the fore, escalate, increase, intensify, rev up, step forward, step to the fore

Antonyms: decrease, de-escalate, diminution, reduction, step down, step-down, weaken

See Also: accrual, accruement, accumulation, act, addition, advance, aggrandisement, aggrandizement, amplification, appreciation, augmentation, change of magnitude, elevation, enlargement, escalation, exaggeration, expanding upon, expansion, inclusion, increase, intensification, maximation, maximisation, maximization, move, redouble, rise, split, split up, stock split, strengthening, surge, upsurge

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