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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
The Difference between ''Power up'' and ''Level up''
Wednesday September 11th 2019
What is the difference between ''power up'' and ''level up''? — Smart, Pakistan

'Power up' means "to make (a machine) ready for use by supplying it with electricity" or "to turn on".

A 'power-up' in a video game is something that helps you, such as additional abilities or powers.

'Level up' means "to reach a new level (such as in a video game)".


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