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Pronunciation: /pɛp
(also Pep)

noun (plural PEPs)

  • (In the UK) personal equity plan, a scheme allowing individuals to hold shares and unit trusts free of tax on dividends and capital gains (replaced in 1999 by the ISA).


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  • Political and Economic Planning.



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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of PEP in English:


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Pronunciation: /pɛp

verb (peps, pepping, pepped)

[with object] (pep someone/thing up)
  • Make someone or something more lively or interesting: measures to pep up the economy
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    • 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.
    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


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early 20th century: abbreviation of pepper.

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