bulk up

bulk up
intransitive verb
: to gain weight especially by becoming more muscular
: to cause to bulk up

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ˌbulk ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bulk up he/she/it bulks up present participle bulking up past tense bulked up past participle bulked up] phrasal verb
to become bigger and heavier

After bulking up for his last film role, he’s now down to a slim 11 stone.

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Main entry: bulk

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bulk up [phrasal verb]
1 : to gain weight often by becoming more muscular

He's bulked up to 200 pounds.

She's been trying to bulk up at the gym.

2 a bulk (someone) up : to cause (someone) to gain weight

They tried to bulk him up with pizza and hamburgers.

2 b bulk up (something) or bulk (something) up : to make (something) bigger or thicker by adding more material

He bulked up the report with lots of graphs and charts.

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Main Entry:bulk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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