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Idioms and Phrases

Excite, agitate, stimulate, as in The new preacher can really charge up the congregation , or Planning Beth's wedding got her mom all charged up . This term originally was used for narcotic stimulation but now is used more broadly. [ Slang ; early 1900s]

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Insurers can charge up to 50 percent more in premiums for tobacco users.

At a feature called Hill 180, under grenade and rifle fire, he led two platoons in a bayonet charge up the hill.

They must march out upon the plain, charge up the hillsides, and receive the fire of a sheltered foe.

The French cavalry, unable to charge up the heights, had fallen back.

In a few moments, they had it pouring its energies into the coil-bank so that they could charge up the central drive coil.

I plugged it back in and gave it a minute or two to charge up before trying to power it up again.

At one time, during that fight, the rebels tried to charge up the hill from "Bottom's farm-house," but were repulsed.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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