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crank something up

Slang definitions & phrases for crank something up

crank someone up

verb phrase
  1. To get someone or something started; initiate action: The people around Reagan talk about ''We'll crank him up on this''/ Let's crank up the dog project tomorrow (1960s+)
  2. To make excited, eager, keenly ready for action, etc: You better crank the quarterback up if you want this team to score (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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