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step up

phrasal verb with step  us   /step/ verb [I always + adv/prep] (-pp-)

to take ​action when there is a need or ​opportunity for it: Investors have to step up and ​assume more ​responsibility for ​theirassets.
(Definition of step up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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step-upnoun [S]

uk   us  
a large ​increase: a step-up in sth We have seen a step-up in ​profits
a ​rise to a ​higherlevel, ​rank, etc.: This was the biggest step-up of his ​career.
(Definition of step-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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