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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 national anthem before the game.
Translations of “pump sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 為打氣,使鼓起勇氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为打气,使鼓起勇气…
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