bulk up something

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.


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  • (the) bulk of something — the bulk of something phrase the majority or largest part of something Women still do the bulk of domestic work in the home. Thesaurus: general words for partssynonym Main entry: bulk …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulk out — ˌbulk ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bulk out he/she/it bulks out present participle bulking out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulk — [bʌlk] noun 1. the bulk of something the main or largest part of something: • The change in the tax system will affect the bulk of the population. • The bulk of the meetings would be held in Washington. 2. COMMERCE if you buy, sell, or make… …   Financial and business terms

  • the bulk of something — the majority or largest part of something Women still do the bulk of domestic work in the home …   English dictionary

  • bulk — bulk1 [ bʌlk ] noun ** count usually singular something that is very large, wide, and solid: She heaved her formidable bulk off the frail chair. We looked up at the great dark bulk of the cathedral. a. uncount the fact of being large: Despite its …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bulk — [[t]bʌ̱lk[/t]] bulks, bulking, bulked 1) N SING: with supp (emphasis) You can refer to something s bulk when you want to emphasize that it is very large. [WRITTEN] The truck pulled out of the lot, its bulk unnerving against the dawn. ...the… …   English 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 — I UK [bʌlk] / US noun Word forms bulk : singular bulk plural bulks ** a) [countable, usually singular] something that is very large, wide, and solid She heaved her formidable bulk off the frail chair. We looked up at the great dark bulk of the… …   English dictionary

  • Something Happened — Infobox Book | name = Something Happened title orig = translator = image caption = author = Joseph Heller cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Alfred A. Knopf pub date = September 1974 media …   Wikipedia

  • bulk — n Bulk, mass, volume mean a body of usually material substance that constitutes a thing or unit. Bulk is applied mainly to what is or appears to be inordinately large or heavy {the bulk of ancient minster Wordsworth} and often more or less… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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