- to improve the capacity for speed or increase the efficiency of (a motor or engine) by increasing the richness of the fuel mixture or the efficiency of the fuel, or by adjusting the engine.
- to give spirit or vivacity to; enliven: a political rally souped up by the appearance of the candidates.
Words nearby soup
Idioms for soup
- from the first through the last course of a meal.
- from beginning to end; to a complete, encompassing degree; leaving nothing out.
Origin of soup
OTHER WORDS FROM soupsoup·less, adjectivesoup·like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for soup up (1 of 2)
verb (tr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for soup up (2 of 2)
Word Origin for soup
Idioms and Phrases with soup up (1 of 2)
Make something more powerful; especially, add speed to an engine. For example, He was riding around in that car he'd souped up, or They had to soup up the sound system for the outdoor concert. [Slang; c. 1930]
Idioms and Phrases with soup up (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with soup
- soup up
- duck soup
- from soup to nuts
- in the soup
- thick as thieves (pea soup)