soup up

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1. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
2. Slang Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
a. Dense fog.
b. Nitroglycerine.
3. Primordial soup.
4. A chaotic or unfortunate situation.
Phrasal Verb:
soup up Slang
To modify (something) so as to increase its capacity to perform or satisfy, especially to add horsepower or greater speed potential to (an engine or a vehicle).
in the soup Slang
Having difficulties; in trouble.

[Middle English soupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see seuə- in Indo-European roots. Soup up, from soup, material injected into a horse to make it run faster (influenced by supercharge).]
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soup up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Automotive Engineering) to modify (a vehicle or vehicle engine) in order to increase its power
2. Also: hot up or hop up (esp US and Canadian)to make (something) more exciting or interesting
3. (Automotive Engineering) (of a vehicle or vehicle engine) modified so as to be more powerful: a souped-up scooter.
4. more exciting or interesting: a souped-up version of their last single.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.soup up - make more powerful; "he souped up the old cars"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
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w>soup up

vt sep (inf) car, engine(hoch)frisieren (inf)
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