pep someone up

pep someone up
pep (someone/something) up to make someone or something more active or exciting.

With her energy and enthusiasm, she may be able to pep up the company's sales.

She was always busy trying either to pep someone up or calm someone down.


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  • pep someone/thing up — make someone or something more lively. → pep …   English new terms dictionary

  • pep something up — pep (someone/something) up to make someone or something more active or exciting. With her energy and enthusiasm, she may be able to pep up the company s sales. She was always busy trying either to pep someone up or calm someone down …   New idioms dictionary

  • pep up — pep (someone/something) up to make someone or something more active or exciting. With her energy and enthusiasm, she may be able to pep up the company s sales. She was always busy trying either to pep someone up or calm someone down …   New idioms dictionary

  • pep up — verb 1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts (Freq. 1) The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers • Syn: ↑cheer, ↑root on, ↑inspire, ↑urge, ↑barrack, ↑urge on, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pep — informal verb (peps, pepping, pepped) (pep someone/thing up) make someone or something more lively. noun energy; liveliness. Origin early 20th cent.: abbrev. of pepper …   English new terms dictionary

  • pep talk — pep talks also pep talk N COUNT A pep talk is a speech which is intended to encourage someone to make more effort or feel more confident. [INFORMAL] Powell and Cheney spent the day giving pep talks to the troops …   English dictionary

  • pep talk — When someone gives you a pep talk it is to build you up to help you accomplish something. In sports a coach might give a player a pep talk before the game to bolster his confidence. At work the boss might give you a pep talk to get you to do a… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pep talk — n informal a short speech intended to encourage someone to work harder, win a game etc ▪ Alam gave the Pakistani team a pep talk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pep talk — pep ,talk noun count INFORMAL a talk during which someone encourages you to do something better or to work harder: We got a pep talk from our coach …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pep talk — [ˈpep ˌtɔːk] noun [C] informal a talk during which someone encourages you to do something better or to work harder …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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