One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Use a computer keyboard to call something to the screen.‘people will be able to punch up Andy Warhol and get text, photographs, and video on the entire Pop Art period’
- ‘Rather, he says, users will ‘just be able to punch them up’ on the site.’
- ‘Every year, however, it never fails: Someone gives us their registration card (complete with Ethernet address) and we punch it up to verify the brand of card.’
2informal Enliven.‘he needed to punch up his meandering presentation’
- ‘They even use cartoon clips now and then to punch things up a bit.’
- ‘Unless he punches it up, he will be treated more harshly by CBS than he was by the Senate.’
- ‘Ok, this not a new idea, but try punching it up a bit.’
- ‘‘Back To California’ punches things up with some cool bass and a catchy hook, while one of the album's more mellow moments, ‘God Says Nothing Back,’ has a hypnotic quality thanks to Jakob Dylan's low, smoky vocals.’
- ‘They even edit the presentations and punch them up with good intros and music to make them even more entertaining.’
- ‘He relies on the performers to punch things up, especially in the first half of the film.’
- ‘Once again working with Visconti, Bowie seems determined to punch things up a little more with this effort.’
- ‘If she can hold it together and punch things up an notch, she has an outside shot at advancing beyond the semifinals.’
- ‘Those moments could have been so great if they would have worked more on the cutscene, punching it up with the dialogue and music.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.