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amp1

Syllabification: amp

noun

Short for ampere.
Example sentences
  • Before I knew it, I forgot about everything else as I got lost in the world of volts, amps, and ohms.
  • The standard formula is volts times amps equals watts.
  • A single lightning stroke can deliver a billion electron volts and 100,000 amps.

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amp2

Syllabification: amp

noun

informal
short for amplifier.
Example sentences
  • I'm the only one with the garage, drums, amps and microphones.
  • You can record with a smaller amp - the mic can pick up a wider range of frequency.
  • The songs came fast and mostly furious, delivered with a tangible urgency, as if they're worried that their mics and amps would be shut off at any moment.

verb

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1 (often amp something up) Play (music) through electric amplification: their willingness to amp up traditional songs virtually began the folk-rock genre
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  • Someone borrows a cheap Casio keyboard and amps it up to a ghetto blaster.
  • Armed with flowing harmonica, bass lines and gentle drum beats, and amping it up with a bluesy/roots feel, there really isn't a lot to fault in this guy's work.
  • The monaural soundtrack is intact, and no mixing has been done to amp it up any.
2 (as adjective amped or amped up) North American informal Full of nervous energy: third-ranked Ohio State visits an amped-up Madison
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  • These are interesting, although unless you're amped up on powerful drugs, they'll soon grow boring.
  • I was a little amped up because it has been a while since I've played and a while since we had that kind of atmosphere.
  • That's whether you win or lose - everybody gets that - so I was all amped up for that, like, ‘All right!’

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AMP3

Syllabification: AMP

abbreviation

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