Definition of ton-up in English:

ton-up

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌnʌp
 
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adjective

[attributive] British informal
  • 1(Of a person) fond of travelling at high speed.
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    • In other words, if some ton-up car thief decides he's going to put people's lives at risk, he'd better make sure I don't get close enough to ram him off the road.
  • 2Achieving a score of 100 or more: Derby’s ton-up striker
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    • Poppleton Ponds is in brilliant form with many ton-up hauls being taken by mid-week pleasure anglers.
    • Thierry Henry joined Dennis Bergkamp as a member of Arsenal's ton-up club as the reigning champions re-established a five-point lead at the top of the Premiership.
    • The ‘method’ should be a real killer on this water and ton-up bags are well within reach.

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