Especially if we can tone up the old gentleman's game eye a little.
Thermometer at ten degrees above zero to tone up the system.
Michael Murphy was confident that he sang gloriously, though he never varied his tone up or down.
Besides, the participation of the adult may tend to tone up the game and to moderate boisterousness.
"Wouldn't mind having a bottle of Mrs. R.'s sherry now to tone up these onions," Charley said ruefully.
They gave their employees ten days in the year in which to tone up their systems for another twelve months' work.
They called the town Floris, which means "flower" in Latin, to tone up the image of their warm weather "resort."
It seems to tone up the entire vital and functional system, in addition to directly influencing the digestive organs.
The voyage will not only tone up public feeling, it will also give the foundation for an appeal for governmental aid.
mid-14c., from Old French ton (13c.), from Latin tonus "a sound, tone, accent," literally "stretching" (in Medieval Latin, a term peculiar to music), from Greek tonos "vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music," originally "a stretching, taut string," related to teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "manner of speaking" is from c.1600. First reference to firmness of body is from 1660s.
"to impart tone to," 1811, from tone (n.). Related: Toned; toning.
The quality or character of sound.
The character of voice expressing an emotion.
The normal state of elastic tension or partial contraction in resting muscles.
Normal firmness of a tissue or an organ.