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get someone up

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get someone up

verb phrase

To inspire and energize someone, esp for a game, examination, or other ordeal; PSYCH someone UP: Steinbrenner thinks he can get the players up for games

[1940s+; up in a similar sense, ''excited, vivacious,'' is found by 1815]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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