verb

[NO OBJECT]gen up on
British
informal
  • 1Find out about.

    ‘we genned up on the agencies that had done the work’
    • ‘Businesses are failing to capture essential evidence from their computer systems, according to a UK industry group which has published a new set of guidelines designed to help firms gen up on computer forensics.’
    • ‘You should also be punctual and have genned up on the organisation you are being interviewed for.’
    • ‘Obviously, we genned up on the agencies that had done the work.’
    • ‘Not only is it a chance to gen up on language skills, it is a fabulous opportunity to make friends abroad and travel in Europe.’
    • ‘With a good hour to kill each way, it's time to gen up on the world around me.’
    • ‘Smith has been genning up on her kung fu moves and Dundee's martial arts community is already booking in numbers.’
    • ‘In preparation for today he has been genning up on repeats.’
    • ‘To gen up on skin rejuvenating peels, don't miss the event at Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh, on Tuesday, and London on Friday.’
    • ‘One minute you're all genned up on the digestion of proteins, then you're writing about the beauty of Mozart's operas.’
    • ‘Admit it: genning up about your holiday before you go is half the fun.’
    • ‘I've never built one, but I know someone who has and I'm reasonably well genned up on them.’
    revise, read up, go over, refresh one's memory of, relearn, cram, study, learn
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    1. 1.1gen someone upwith object Provide someone with information.
      ‘as everything's finalized, I can gen you up properly’
      • ‘Anyway I'm looking forward to meeting some of you at some stage soon although Jon will have to be my mentor and gen me up on this car.’
      • ‘We're not exactly genned up on how it all works but when you combine hot weather, big hills and huge expanses of water, then it all adds up to a windsurfer's paradise.’
      • ‘I was hoping I might get a reply from someone who had used a cheaper one and could gen me up on it.’
      • ‘Working under Gough and his assistant proved an attraction for a tenacious performer whose Scottish father Michael genned him up on the pair's pedigree.’
      • ‘Any information or links to gen me up would be much appreciated.’
      • ‘This gave them the opportunity to gen me up on the band and their inspired brand of music.’
      knowledgeable, enlightened, illuminated, literate, well informed, well educated, educated, schooled, instructed
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