psych (someone or oneself) up

psych (someone or oneself) up

To increase someone's or one's own excitement, confidence, or mental preparation. The coach psyched us all up just before we headed out onto the field. I was pretty nervous before the test, so I took a few minutes to psych myself up before I started.
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psych someone up

Inf. to get someone excited or mentally prepared for something. I psyched myself up to sing in front of all those people. The coach psyched up the team for the game.
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psych up

Inf. to get mentally ready for something. I have to psych up before the big game tonight. We want to psych up so we can play a good game.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

psych up

Excite emotionally, as in The chorus was really psyched up for performing in Symphony Hall. [Slang; c. 1970]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

psych up

v.
To prepare someone mentally for some task or activity: The preview psyched us up to see the film. The coach's speech psyched up the team for the game.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

psych someone up

tv. to get someone excited or mentally prepared for something. (see also psyched (up).) I psyched myself up to sing in front of all those people.
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