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English definition of “psych yourself up”

psych yourself up

informal phrasal verb with psych     /saɪk/ verb
to try to make yourself feel confident and ready to do something difficult: I have to spend a little time on my own before I give a speech, psyching myself up.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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