amp2 /amp / ‹informal›


I. noun

short for amplifier.
II. verb [with obj.]

1. (often amp something up) play (music) through electric amplification

their willingness to amp up traditional songs virtually began the folk-rock genre.
2. (as adj. amped or amped up)
(N. Amer.)
‹informal› full of nervous energy, especially through taking amphetamines or similar drugs.

I’ve got all this manic energy. I feel amped.

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