a liquid food made by boiling or simmering meat, fish, or vegetables with various added ingredients.
Slang. a thick fog.
Slang. added power, especially horsepower.
Photography Slang. developing solution.
soup up, Slang.
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.
Idioms about soup
from soup to nuts,
from the first through the last course of a meal.
from beginning to end; to a complete, encompassing degree; leaving nothing out.
in the soup, Informal. in trouble: He'll be in the soup when the truth comes out.
- soupless, adjective
- souplike, adjective
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How to use soup in a sentence
And even with the souped-up batteries that power electric cars, those vehicles have limited range.
But he was said also to love roaring up Interstate 280 in a souped-up Porsche every now and then.
Among the other latest accessories souped up to safeguard women is an “anti-rape” belt created by two Swedish teens in 2005.From the Anti-Rape Bra to Chastity Belts: How Women Use Clothing for Protection | Soraya Roberts | June 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The souped-up scarf comes in a Moroccan black and saffron tile print.
What was a 74-year-old pilot doing in a souped-up World War II fighter flying in an air race?
But the souped-up squad car was coming on fast, too, and it was quite a chase.Out Like a Light | Gordon Randall Garrett
Since it's Lyad's private boat, I imagine it's been souped up with everything they could throw in.Legacy | James H Schmitz
Trouble was, his fancy, souped-up Lincoln was of no use to him at all.Damned If You Don't | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for soup
a liquid food made by boiling or simmering meat, fish, vegetables, etc, usually served hot at the beginning of a meal
informal a photographic developer
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Other Idioms and Phrases with soup
In addition to the idiom beginning with soup
- soup up
- duck soup
- from soup to nuts
- in the soup
- thick as thieves (pea soup)
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