step-up
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step-up(
stehp
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uhp
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el aumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in production, sales, or spending)
This year, the company's strategy includes a step-up in expenditures on market research.Este año, la estrategia de la empresa incluye un aumento de gastos en investigación de mercado.
b. la intensificación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in campaign or efforts)
The growing problem of depression requires a step-up in our efforts to promote mental health.El problema creciente de la depresión requiere una intensificación de nuestros esfuerzos para promocionar la salud mental.
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step-up [ˈstepʌp]
noun
(increase) (in production, sales) aumento (m); (in campaign, attempts, efforts) intensificación (f)
a step-up in production the move is seen as a step-up in pressure on Hezbollah guerrillas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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