English version

psych somebody up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpsych somebody up phrasal verb informalPREPAREif you psych yourself up or if someone psychs you up, you get mentally prepared before doing something so that you feel confidentpsych yourself up (for something) We both knew we had to psych ourselves up for the race. psych→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
psych upOccasionally, nowadays, Irene is around to psych him up before he goes in there.We went our separate ways, both recognizing that we had to psych ourselves up for the race.psych yourself up (for something)We went our separate ways, both recognizing that we had to psych ourselves up for the race.
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Verb table
psych
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypsych
he, she, itpsyches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypsyched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave psyched
he, she, ithas psyched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad psyched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill psych
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have psyched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam psyching
he, she, itis psyching
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you, we, theyare psyching
Past
I, he, she, itwas psyching
you, we, theywere psyching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been psyching
he, she, ithas been psyching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been psyching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be psyching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been psyching
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