from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Energy and high spirits; vim: "The duchess is full of pep, that particularly American word that expresses precisely her energy and gaiety” ( Suzy Menkes).
- transitive v. To bring energy or liveliness to; invigorate: The good news pepped him up.
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- v. To inject with energy and enthusiasm.
- n. Energy, high spirits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. liveliness and energy
Cosby believes that shouldn't define the school and so he's leading what he calls a pep rally tonight.
Maybe they'll use her to get people men to show-up to McCain pep rally's.
The conference, part midterm pep rally, part starting-gun for 2012 jockeying, was marked by a predictable mixture of bombast and contrition.
You mustn't _hate_ the enemy -- that wastes a lot of "pep" --
For about twenty minutes Rowley gave what could only be called a pep talk.
BASH: At the closed door meeting described as a pep rally atmosphere with a standing room only crowd, the president tried to talk up the economy and Iraq but warned things could look worse after the June 30th handover.
You jest set right here in your chair till I come back, an 'I'll bring you a good parcel o' pep'-mints.
Summing up the 2,561-word pep talk - where Google and Apple are hailed as the new iconic American brands, taking the place of Chevrolet and McDonald's (you pick which is which), the journalists conclude:
Paterson and his administration are seeking to regroup Friday in what one official described as pep talks.
To anyone who's depressed about the state of literary culture these days, Dennis Johnson would like to offer a three-word pep talk: