Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun step_up

1 sense of step-up

Sense 1
increase, step-up -- (the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary")
       => change of magnitude -- (the act of changing the amount or size of something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb step_up

3 senses of step up

Sense 1
escalate, intensify, step up -- (increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
rev up, step up -- (speed up; "let's rev up production")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
come to the fore, step forward, come forward, step up, step to the fore, come out -- (make oneself visible; take action; "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers")
       => act, move -- (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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