ramp up

World English Dictionary
ramp up
 
vb
1.  to increase or cause to increase
2.  (intr) to increase the effort involved in a process

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ramp up

verb
bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports" [syn: build up
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