Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘people are energized by his ideas’
enliven, liven up, animate, vitalize, invigorate, perk up, excite, electrify, dynamize, stimulate, stir up, fire up, rouse, motivate, move, move to action, drive, spur on, encourage, embolden, galvanize
informal pep up, buck up, give a shot in the arm to
rare activate, inspirit
2‘a bell sounds when the distress frequency is energized’
activate, trigger, trigger off, trip, operate, actuate, switch on, turn on, start, start up, get going, set going
power, supply power to, supply energy to
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.