Meaning: to increase the level or strength of somethingSynonym: intensify, increase
- step up sth The government stepped up security at railway stations after the terrorist attacks.
- step sth up We need to step the pace up a bit if we're going to beat the deadline.
step up: security, campaign, efforts, pressure, pace, production, fight, struggle
Wildlife protection groups want more action taken to stop the trade in endangered animals, so they've stepped up the pressure on