step-up

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb
    (written as step up)
    to walk onto something higher
  • phrasal verb
    (written as step up)
    to increase the quantity of something

Electronics

  • To increase in precise steps. Also, pertaining to that which increases in precise steps.
  • To increase a voltage. Also, pertaining to that which increases a voltage, such as a step-up transformer.

Military

  • noun
    (written as Step Up)
    a small headquarters party, which moves forward in advance of the main party to set up a new headquarters location; once Step Up is established, the old headquarters hands over control of the battle and moves forward to join it
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