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English definition of “pump sb up”

pump sb up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pump   /pʌmp/ us  
to make someone feel more confident or excited: He was offering them advice and trying to pump them up. The players were pumping themselves up by singing the national anthem before the game.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiringConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
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