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WORK UP verb

Definition of work up (verb)

  1. form or accumulate steadily
    • "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    • synonyms: build, build up, progress
  2. develop
    • "we worked up an as of an appetite"
    • synonyms: get up
  3. bolster or strengthen
    • "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
    • synonyms: build, build up, ramp up
  4. come up with
    • "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client"
    • synonyms: work out
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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