pump sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pump sb up” in the English Dictionary

"pump sb up" in British English

See all translations

pump sb up

informal
phrasal verb with pump uk   us   /pʌmp/ verb
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 ​nationalanthem before the ​game.
(Definition of pump sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pump sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 为打气,使鼓起勇气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為打氣,使鼓起勇氣…
What is the pronunciation of pump sb up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More