[ amp ]
/ æmp /
verb (used with object)
to excite or energize (usually followed by up): We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.
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Origin of amp2
First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
Words nearby amp
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British Dictionary definitions for amp up (1 of 3)
verb (tr, adverb) informal
to increase the power or force of (something)
to excite, arouse, or work up (a person, emotions, etc)
British Dictionary definitions for amp up (2 of 3)
/ (æmp) /
informal an amplifier
Australian informal to excite or become excited
See also amp up
British Dictionary definitions for amp up (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for amp up
[ ā′em-pē′ ]
Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP.adenine nucleotide adenylic acid
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Scientific definitions for amp up
[ ā′ĕm-pē′ ]
Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is one of the nucleotides present in DNA and RNA, and is also the fundamental component of ATP and ADP. During certain cellular metabolic processes, AMP forms from ADP when the latter loses a phosphate group, and AMP forms ADP by acquiring a phosphate group. Chemical formula: C10H14N5O7P.
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Cultural definitions for amp up
[ (am-peer) ]
notes for amp
A typical household's electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
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