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    #11

    Re: use pep up in a hyperbolic way

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I really like this my friend.

    Is this correct?

    My heart soars when the song soars.
    My heart soars when the violin soars.
    They're grammatical. I'm not sure what image a soaring song or violin conveys though.
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    #12

    Re: use pep up in a hyperbolic way

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    They're grammatical. I'm not sure what image a soaring song or violin conveys though.

    I found this definition for "soar" in Oxford dictionary:

    5.when music soars, it becomes higher or louder


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    #13

    Re: use pep up in a hyperbolic way

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this correct?
    Listening to this song really peps me up. Yes.
    And about pump up, are these correct?
    Listening to this song really pumps up every molecule in me. No - like pep up, it's not natural.
    Listening to this song really pumps up every fiber inside me / every fiber of my being. No - like pep up, it's not natural.

    I think there must be an expression which means that something really makes you energetic and euphoric
    There are, but these don't work when trying to apply them to things like molecules/fibers.

    You could say something like 'This song really gets my blood pumping' or 'This music really gets me hyped (up)' or 'Listening to this song really sets my muscles twitching'. That last one isn't terribly natural, but it's better than the versions you've asked about.

    We use 'wired' as slang to mean very excited or over-stimulated. ' After that fourth cup of coffee, I was really wired'. I suppose you could extend that to music.
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