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Definition 1: increase in extent or intensity - [verb of change]

Samples where step up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Allies escalated the bombing

Synonyms for step up in the sense of this definition

(step up is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of step up ) double in magnitude, extent, or intensity

"The enemy redoubled their screaming on the radio"

Definition 2: speed up - [verb of change]

Samples where step up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's rev up production

Synonyms for step up in the sense of this definition

(step up is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Definition 3: make oneself visible; take action - [verb of motion]

Samples where step up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

Synonyms for step up in the sense of this definition

(step up is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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