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English verb: pep up

1. pep up (communication) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts


SamplesThe crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers.


Synonymsbarrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, root on, urge, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)cheerlead

2. pep up (change) make more interesting or lively


SamplesJuice up a party.
Pep up your paper.


Synonymsginger up, jazz up, juice up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up









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