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.
Nouns often used as objects with 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
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Contributor: Matt Errey