Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Increased in pace or intensity; heightened.

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  • adjective That has increased; heightened

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Examples

  • Army general: US should aid Iraqi defense The four-star general nominated to be the next Army chief told Congress Thursday that the U.S. should provide whatever defense assistance that Iraq believes it needs beyond 2011, particularly in light of what he called stepped-up Iranian efforts to pressure the U.S. to abandon Iraq.

    The Seattle Times

  • The four-star general nominated to be the next Army chief told Congress Thursday that the U.S. should provide whatever defense assistance that Iraq believes it needs beyond 2011, particularly in light of what he called stepped-up Iranian efforts to pressure the U.S. to abandon Iraq.

    The Seattle Times

  • The group has now twice tried to use the aviation system to launch terrorist attacks in the past 12 months, and has become the focus of U.S. intelligence and military operations, including strikes at its hideouts in Yemen and stepped-up military aid to the Yemeni government.

    U.S. official says 2 package bombs were intended to detonate 'in flight'

  • White House officials believe the postelection standoff in Ivory Coast could be the model for Obama's stepped-up engagement in Africa.

    Obama to increase engagement with Africa in 2011

  • The group has now twice tried to use the aviation system to launch terrorist attacks in the past 12 months, and has become the focus of U.S. intelligence and military operations, including strikes at its hideouts in Yemen and stepped-up military aid to the Yemeni government.

    U.S. official says 2 package bombs were intended to detonate 'in flight'

  • The group has now twice tried to use the aviation system to launch terrorist attacks in the past 12 months, and has become the focus of U.S. intelligence and military operations, including strikes at its hideouts in Yemen and stepped-up military aid to the Yemeni government.

    U.S. official says 2 package bombs were intended to detonate 'in flight'

  • White House officials believe the postelection standoff in Ivory Coast could be the model for Obama's stepped-up engagement in Africa.

    Obama to increase engagement with Africa in 2011

  • Mr. Carrabba said Cliffs, which produces iron ore as well as metallurgical coal used by steelmakers, plans to quantify the impact of stepped-up enforcement going forward to better predict productivity.

    Coal Margins Pressured by Crackdown

  • Federal safety regulators, finalizing stepped-up structural inspections of more than 1,300 jetliners, on Friday released safety mandates covering many older Boeing 757 and 737 models.

    FAA Finalizes Enhanced Structural Checks of Boeing 737 and 757 Jets

  • The group has now twice tried to use the aviation system to launch terrorist attacks in the past 12 months, and has become the focus of U.S. intelligence and military operations, including strikes at its hideouts in Yemen and stepped-up military aid to the Yemeni government.

    U.S. official says 2 package bombs were intended to detonate 'in flight'

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