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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypsych up
he/she/itpsychs up
present participlepsyching up
past tensepsyched up
past participlepsyched up
  1. to try to make yourself or someone else feel mentally ready for something

    The team is trying to get psyched up for the game.

    I was psyching myself up to ask her out to dinner.

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