soup up

v Increase the power and speed of a car. Sure, he wins the drag races: his car is souped up. 1930s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • Soup — Soup, n. [F. soupe, OF. sope, supe, soupe, perhaps originally, a piece of bread; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. sop sop, G. suppe soup. See {Sop} something dipped in a liquid, and cf. {Supper}.] A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soup — [so͞op] n. [Fr soupe < OFr, soup: see SUP2] 1. a liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like 2. Slang a heavy fog ☆ 3. Slang nitroglycerin ☆ from soup to nuts Informal… …   English World dictionary

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  • Soup — Álbum de Blind Melon Publicación 2 de octubre de 1995 Grabación Noviembre 1994 Enero 1995 Género(s) Rock alternativo Duración 46:04 …   Wikipedia Español

  • soup — ► NOUN ▪ a savoury liquid dish made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables in stock or water. ► VERB (soup up) informal 1) increase the power and efficiency of (an engine). 2) make more elaborate or impressive. ● in the soup Cf. ↑in the soup …   English terms dictionary

  • soup|y — «SOO pee», adjective, soup|i|er, soup|i|est. like soup in consistency or appearance: »The weather was soupy and visibility was reduced (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soup — Soup, v. t. To sup or swallow. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soup — Soup, v. t. To breathe out. [Obs.] amden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soup — Soup, v. t. To sweep. See {Sweep}, and {Swoop}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soup up — (something) to make something more powerful. They had to soup up the air conditioning to keep her computers from overheating in the summer. Usage notes: usually used to describe an improvement to a car or other machine …   New idioms dictionary

  • soup — soup; soup·çon; …   English syllables

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