- Goose something up
verb phrase To make something more exciting, intense, impressive, etc; JAZZ something UP: If we tried to goose it up too much, it wouldn’t help anybody (1970s+)
[goos-step] /ˈgusˌstɛp/ verb (used without object), goose-stepped, goose-stepping. 1. to march in a goose step: Troops goose-stepped past the reviewing stand. noun 1. a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff. 2. a military exercise in which the body is balanced on one foot, without […]
[goos-wing] /ˈgusˌwɪŋ/ noun, Nautical. 1. the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled. 2. either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed to the wind when the middle part is lashed to the yard during a gale. 3. a triangular studdingsail.
[goos-wingd] /ˈgusˌwɪŋd/ adjective, Nautical. 1. (of a square sail) having the lee clew furled while the weather clew is held taut. 2. (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) having the foresail and mainsail set on opposite sides.