bulk up someone

bulk up someone
bulk up (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful.

National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state.

We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much.


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  • bulk up something — bulk up (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful. National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much …   New idioms dictionary

  • bulk up — (someone/something) to make someone or something stronger or more powerful. National Guard soldiers were bulking up airport security in the state. We have to be careful with his weight training not to bulk him up too much …   New idioms dictionary

  • bulk up — intransitive verb : to gain weight especially by becoming more muscular transitive verb : to cause to bulk up * * * ˌbulk ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bulk up …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulk — bulk1 [bʌlk] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old Norse; Origin: bulki goods carried on a ship ] 1.) the bulk (of sth) the main or largest part of something ▪ The bulk of consumers are based in towns. 2.) [C usually singular] a big mass or shape of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulk — 1 noun 1 the bulk (of sth) the main or largest part of something: the bulk of the workforce 2 (countable usually singular) a big mass of something 3 (U) the size of something or someone: The dough will rise until it is double in bulk. 4 in bulk… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bulk up — or bulk out PHR V ERG If someone or something bulks up or bulks out, they become bigger or heavier. [V P n (not pron)] Use extra vegetables to bulk up the omelette... [V P] Holyfield has bulked up to 210 pounds using weights. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • bulky — bulk|y [ˈbʌlki] adj 1.) something that is bulky is bigger than other things of its type and is difficult to carry or store ▪ a bulky parcel 2.) someone who is bulky is big and heavy ▪ Andrew is a bulky man. >bulkiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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