to excite or energize (usually followed by up):
We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.
And to get us amped up—or severely unsettled, whatever—Showtime has released the first official trailer for Season 3.
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Ruler Saturn is conjunct the Sun opposing the Full Moon, amped by Jupiter.
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In a matter of minutes, he gave a shameless, amped up account of his various Hollywood conquests.
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Cash teased his hair into a pompadour, swiveled his hips, amped up his drawl, and belted out a tune worthy of a quarter million.
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In a separate interview, Reed repeatedly pledged to “dial down” the rhetoric from Bachmann’s amped up levels.
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Thus, he has amped up the number of raffles and added celebrities to the mix.
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Still, this should prove to be a performer for CBS, particularly if the mysteries can be amped up into real puzzles.
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It was so amped up—and similarly, neither do we think that Johnny cries every day!
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The day after the shooting, Aurora amped up security at its six theaters.
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(informal) an amplifier
(Austral, informal) to excite or become excited
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1886 as an abbreviation of ampere; 1967 as an abbreviation of amplifier.
Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP. Also called adenine nucleotide, adenylic acid.
Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is one of the nucleotides present in DNA and RNA, and is also the fundamental component of ATP and ADP. During certain cellular metabolic processes, AMP forms from ADP when the latter loses a phosphate group, and AMP forms ADP by acquiring a phosphate group. Chemical formula: C10H14N5O7P.
amp (ampere) [(am-peer)]
A unit of electric current. One ampere corresponds to a certain number of electrons passing a fixed point each second.
Note: A typical household’s electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
Excited, possibly angry: I got so amped, I almost started crying
High on methamphetamine
An ampere, the electrical unit of measurement
An audio amplifier, esp one used for electronic musical instruments
An ampoule of a narcotic
Association for Molecular Pathology
any climbing, woody vine or shrub belonging to the genus Ampelopsis, of the grape family, having small greenish flowers and inedible berries. Historical Examples There is a curious difference in different sorts of ampelopsis in this respect. The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot But it might have been the birds in the […]
a satyr who was placed among the stars by Dionysus. Historical Examples Ampalas (Delima sarmentosa and Ficus Ampelos) is a shrub whose blossom resembles that of our hawthorn in appearance and smell. The History of Sumatra William Marsden
the strength of an electric current measured in . Abbreviation: amp. Historical Examples The amperage, on the other hand, is that of the six cells combined, or 150. Motors James Slough Zerbe Voltage, amperage, and watt or kilowatt are the terms in common use. Foods and Household Management Helen Kinne Then he defines the wave-form, […]
amper ampersand Historical Examples You see, me gone, there’s nothing to ‘amper ‘er—nothing to interfere with ‘er settling down as a quiet, respectable toff. The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome “I’m afraid we can’t get that little picnic ‘amper of yours upstairs to-night, miss,” he remarked. Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins