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verb (tr, adverb) informal
to increase the power or force of (something)
to excite, arouse, or work up (a person, emotions, etc)
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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How to use amp up in a sentence
To amp up heart rate in the weight room, incorporate total-body movements with limited rest in between sets.Five Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart|DailyBurn|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is probably even pressure on the True Blood showrunners to amp up the nudity.‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching?|Kevin Fallon|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The retail industry knows that to survive, it needs to amp up the experience and add entertainment.Lousy Marketing—Not Lousy Cars—Killed Detroit|Adam Hanft|November 24, 2008|DAILY BEAST