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soup (something) up

To modify something in order to increase its power or performance. He's spent a fortune souping up his car, just so he can go faster on the highway. We've souped our computers up to run incredibly complex programs at lightning speeds.
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souped up

Modified to have an increased power or performance. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) At this point, her car is so souped up, 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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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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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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In Sparto's lab, three large screens surround a souped-up treadmill.
But you can keep your souped-up Ferraris and McClarens when the futuristic racers come to town.
Now Lotus engineers have upped the ante with a souped-up version of the Elise which boasts a top speed of almost 130mph and whiplash acceleration.
Natasha Hamilton, Jenny Frost and Liz McClarnon are seen draped over the souped-up sports motor in the video for their new single, a cover of Blondie classic The Tide Is High.
For whatever the reason (tighter wound balls, shorter fences, fewer developed four-seam fastballs, tighter strike zones, and souped-up bats), one has to pitch low in order to be effective.
Money market funds are designed to keep your principal--the amount you've put into the fund--intact, and in essence function as a souped-up checking account.