Definitions of step-up
  1. noun
    the act of increasing something
    synonyms: increase
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    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    the act of decreasing or reducing something
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    the act of adding one thing to another
    advance, rise
    increase in price or value
    an increase in price or value
    surge, upsurge
    a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    the act of augmenting
    (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
    enlargement, expansion
    the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
    maximation, maximisation, maximization
    the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
    the act of making something more noticeable than usual
    expanding upon, expansion
    adding information or detail
    accrual, accruement, accumulation
    the act of accumulating
    the act of including
    aggrandisement, aggrandizement, elevation
    the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    fortification, strengthening
    the act of increasing the strength of something
    action that makes something stronger or more extreme
    the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
    split, split up, stock split
    an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured
    fluoridation, fluoridisation, fluoridization
    the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
    dilatation, dilation
    the act of expanding an aperture
    distension, distention
    the act of expanding by pressure from within
    act of expanding by lengthening or widening
    the act of filling something with air
    the act of expanding something in apparent size
    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    amplification, elaboration
    addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    annotating, annotation
    the act of adding notes
    subjoining, subjunction, supplementation
    the act of supplementing
    the act of building up an accumulation
    including by incorporating
    ego trip, self-aggrandisement, self-aggrandizement
    an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    harsh or severe speech or behavior
    aggravation, exacerbation
    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
    strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
    focalisation, focalization, focusing
    the act of bringing into focus
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    change of magnitude
    the act of changing the amount or size of something
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