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soup up

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verb (tr, adverb)

to modify (a vehicle or vehicle engine) in order to increase its power
Also: hot up, (esp US and Canadian) hop up to make (something) more exciting or interesting

adjective souped-up

(of a vehicle or vehicle engine) modified so as to be more powerfula souped-up scooter
more exciting or interestinga souped-up version of their last single

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soup up

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]

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