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soup up

To modify something in order to increase its power or performance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "soup" and "up." He's spent a fortune souping up his car for drag racing. We've souped our computers up to run incredibly complex programs at lightning speeds.
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souped up

Modified to have increased power or performance. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) At this point, her car is so souped up that it could probably reach 200 miles per hour! This souped-up computer is able to run incredibly complex programs at lightning speeds.
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soup something up

to increase the power of something. He souped his car up so it will do nearly 120 miles per hour. If only I could soup up this computer to run just a little faster.
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souped up

made more powerful. That souped-up car of John's sure makes a lot of noise. Why do all cars driven by males under the age of twenty have to be souped up?
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soup up

Make something more powerful; especially, add speed to an engine. For example, He was riding around in that car he'd souped up, or They had to soup up the sound system for the outdoor concert. [Slang; c. 1930]
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soup up

v. 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: The mechanic souped the car up with racing tires and a bigger engine. I souped up my computer with a faster processor and a liquid cooling system.
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soup something up

tv. to increase the power of something. (see also souped up.) If only I could soup up this computer to run just a little faster.
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souped up

mod. made more powerful. Why do all cars driven by males under the age of twenty have to be souped up?
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