noun (plural PEPs)
abbreviationBritish Back to top
More definitions of PEPDefinition of PEP in:
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verb (peps, pepping, pepped)[with object] (pep someone/thing up)
- Make someone or something more lively or interesting: measures to pep up the economyMore example sentences
improve, enliven, animate, liven up, put some/new life into, invigorate, vitalize, revitalize, vivify, ginger up, energize, electrify, galvanize, put some spark into, stimulate, get something going, add zest to, perk up, brighten up, cheer up; season, spice, add spice to, pepper, leaven, flavour, add flavouring to• informal buck up
- Audio quality is a bit more pleasing, with clear voices and lively music pepping things up.
- For the uninitiated, chicken paillard is strips of thin, marinated, char-grilled chicken, and it had a great accompaniment in the mash, which was nicely pepped up by some fine, flaky black pudding.
- The children are usually depressed and need to be pepped up.
noun[mass noun] Back to top
- Energy and high spirits; liveliness: he was an enthusiastic player, full of pepMore example sentences
dynamism, life, go, energy, spirit, liveliness, animation, bounce, sparkle, effervescence, fizz, verve, spiritedness, ebullience, high spirits, enthusiasm, initiative, vitality, vivacity, fire, dash, panache, elan, snap, zest, zeal, exuberance, vigour, gusto, drive, push, brio
- Not surprisingly, depressed people lack pep and energy.
- It also had enough pep to cope with higher speeds and was perfectly happy in its top-end performance.
- Those who follow his advice should feel themselves fresh, charming, agile, vigorous, and full of pep.
early 20th century: abbreviation of pepper.