Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To increase speed or rate.
  • v. To assume responsibility; to volunteer or offer.

Etymologies

From step up to the plate ("take one's at bat, take responsibility") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My Beauty Detox Elixir is another great way to add fiber and step up energy during your sugar detox.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • If your child is going to use a seat adapter, he also needs a foot-stool so he can step up to the adult toilet.

    pottytrain your child in just one day

  • These werent as battleworthy as the equipment of Roman legions but they were a major step up from kitchen utensils.

    The Spartacus War

  • Other vessels of the class, although not having experienced the rigors to which the Equinox had been subjected, have performed extremely well, leading Starfleet to step up production, confident that the Nova-class will effectively succeed the Oberth-class.

    STARSHIP SPOTTER

  • It was a step up from what I did inCradle 2 the Grave .

    This is Gonna Hurt

  • “The SNJ was a big step up from both the Aeroncas and Luscombes for me,” Armstrong explains.

    First Man

  • I give a green light to Geneva to step up the use of all our time-tested standby arrangements for seed money, personnel, disaster relief equipment, and coordination with both UN and non-UN relief agencies.

    A Billion Lives

  • Arching my used-to-be-threaded brow at her, I turned, and walked over to the corner to step up on a chair and change the channel on the TV hanging.

    Real wifeys

  • He sensed Dr. Lense much more easily, as she tried to step up quietly behind him.

    Creative Couplings

  • The podium was open for anyone to step up to and speak, and that was why Gweneth was tempted by it.

    Some Fun

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