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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. Sometimes hyphenated when 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

souped up

mod. made more powerful. Why do all cars driven by males under the age of twenty have to be souped up?
See also: soup, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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