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1.
To make things more intense, exciting, or interesting.

(introduced by chef Emeril Lagasse in reference to spicing up his recipies)
Guest: Dude, this party sucks!

Host: Let's kick it up a notch! (brings out strippers and beer)
by Meggo May 17, 2004
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2.
To make things more intense, exciting, or interesting.

(Phrase first used by Emril Lagasse while cooking.)

Now refers to a song in the Team Starkid Production Starship.
Emril: Let's kick it up a notch! *adds a bunch of spices*

Pincher: "So here’s the choice, Bug! You can go on leading your meaningless existence Or you can take everything you’ve ever wanted...Well, Bug? Whaddya say?"

Bug: "I....I... I think I’ll kick it up a notch!
I don’t care about the Queen or the hive!"

Pincher: "That’s the spirit! Kick em all straight in the crotch!"
by Accioguitar May 11, 2011
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3.
To stop doing things half-assed.
You'll never be a rock star playing guitar in your basement. It's time to kick it up a notch.
by barbsketch September 15, 2006
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4.
Something a chick says when you're not performing to her standards.
"come on dickhead! kick it up a notch!"
by optix May 18, 2004
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5.
1. v. - what you have done if you have administered a Lagasse alarm. See also Emeril.
Zeke is sleeping so peacefully over there ... time to kick it up a notch! Muwahahahaha!
by Tom Zappacosta May 18, 2004
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