from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To rev up; work up; generate.
  • v. To set up a snare.
  • v. To exaggerate.
  • v. To generate, devise or create.
  • v. To stir up, stimulate, enliven, etc.
  • v. to drink or become drunk, especially on gin.


From gin (short for engine or generate) + up. (Wiktionary)
From gin (the drink) + up. (Wiktionary)


  • It was the Xzillaraider 7.3 unit from Quadzilla, of Fort Worth, a truck performance shop known in the biz as the cleverest in coming up with ways to gin up the power on a diesel engine.

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