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Idiom of the week – Step up

Posted by englishlessons on March 25, 2013

Definition:

increase*

Examples:

After receiving an anonymous threat, the airport stepped up security.

The car manufacturer had to step up production to meet the increased demand.

Picture it:

Picture increasing your speed by stepping faster.

*This phrasal verb also means “come forward.”

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