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step-up

[step-uhp] /ˈstɛpˌʌp/
adjective
1.
effecting an increase.
2.
Electricity. serving to increase voltage:
a step-up transformer.
3.
(of a lease) allowing for gradual rent increases to the highest amount permissible.
noun
4.
an increase or rise in the rate or quantity of something.
Also, stepup.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; adj., noun use of verb phrase step up
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  • When the stepup rod is lowered into the main jet, it restricts the fuel flow.

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