- increased; augmented; expanded; heightened: a stepped-up fundraising campaign.
Origin of stepped-up
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for stepped-up
According to Le Monde, the neighborhood had been tense for much of the month and a focus for stepped-up policing.French Rage Explodes in Riots
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This stepped-up schedule recalls the crash projects of the Roosevelt era—but the comparisons end there.Obama's Building Boom: Will His Architecture Legacy Be as Lasting as FDR's?
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To reach this goal, deep-seated problems must be subjected to a stepped-up attack.
This is exactly what takes place when the voltage is "stepped-up," which is equivalent to an increase of pressure.Electricity and Magnetism