lively spirits or energy; vigor; animation.
pep up, to make or become spirited, vigorous, or lively; animate: We need something to pep up this party.
- pepful, adjective
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How to use pep in a sentence
Thankfully, Aquaman is there to save the situation and give her a pep talk, while she clutches a teddy bear.
He knew I was in a deep depression, dark moods, and he would spend time with me, trying to give me pep talks.
Crazy Eyes sits down with her and gives her a pep talk and a hug.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6 | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sun beat down as the procession halted behind the parking lot for pep Boys, a repair garage.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride | Jason Berry | May 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Until Miley Cyrus twerks again or Dennis Rodman visits another country in the Axis of Evil or Rick Flair gives another pep talk.
You'll feel the real pep shooting up and down your old backbone.
They were in a mood for silliness anyhow, Peggy said, for they were on their way to the auditorium for a pep meeting.Betty Lee, Freshman | David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
pep expects a treat when he gets up here, she said, and Baldy likes this tall grass, he doesnt have to stoop so low to get it.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
I have placed copies of "pep" in their hands and watched courage, faith, cheer and serenity come to them.Think | Col. Wm. C. Hunter
They will enable you to gain pep and efficiency; they will give you a new lease on life and make life more worth living.Think | Col. Wm. C. Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for pep (1 of 2)
high spirits, energy, or vitality
(tr usually foll by up) to liven by imbuing with new vigour
British Dictionary definitions for PEP (2 of 2)
personal equity plan: a method of saving in the U.K. with certain tax advantages, in which investments up to a fixed annual value can be purchased: replaced by the ISA in 1999 but arrangements for existing PEPs remain unchanged
political and economic planning
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