hop something up

hop up

1. To stand up quickly. I hopped up to answer the door.
2. To reach someone or something by hopping. I was just sitting here when, all of a sudden, a bunny hopped up!
3. slang To modify something in order to increase its power or performance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hop" and "up." He's spent a fortune hopping up his car for drag racing. We've hopped our computers up to run incredibly complex programs at lightning speeds.
4. slang To be high on some substance, often a drug. I've never seen her so energized before—I hope she's not hopped up on something. Kevin is all hopped up on coffee—how many cups do you think he had?
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hop something up

tv. to make a machine, especially a car, run extra fast or give it extra power. He will take that junk heap home and hop it up.
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