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to build up enough courage (usually for men) to face adversity and responsibility
When someone man-up its shows maturity and increases respect from society.
by Gerard Irick April 16, 2010
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Don't be a pussy, brave it, be daring.
"Hey man, finish this bowl."
"No dude, I'm baked as it is."
"Come on pussy, man up."
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to fulfill your responsibilites as a man, despite your insecurities and constant ability to place yourself in embarrasing and un-manly scenarios.
Paul forcefully imposed the bet on everyone, yet he was the first to fail miserably on the very challenge he had conjured up.

Paul must now man up and meet his own challenge.
by ElMadman July 06, 2005
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1.) forget about your problem(s) because you were born with a penis, therefore it is not important to anyone that you have any problem(s)

2.) take a risk that you know is against your own interests because someone else thinks you should based on the fact that cannot carry a child to term you disposable motherfucker

3.) be silent and accept your suffering because you have testicles

4.) earn your worth because you don't have a womb and your sperm is dime a dozen.
Examples:

1.) Your wife took your kids, house, is collecting alimony and child support while denying you any access to your children. Why don't you man up, quit being a baby and take the gun out of your mouth? I'm still alive and Iv had to deal with much worse.

2.) Get up soldier! You are here to do a job and it doesn't matter if there are machine gun nests up on that hill! Man up and get up there, thats an order!

3.) I cant believe you cried when your have got smashed in that machine. You should learn to man up like the rest of us.

4.) I don't care how hot it is down in the boiler room. Man up and get back to work you pussy.
by Grievous Scopion July 12, 2013
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strap on a pair, grow some balls, stop being such a complete and utter wuss.
"I can't.. believe.. she dumped me.. again! This is awful. I've been crying so much."
"Jeeeez. Man up!"
by AJ_legend February 23, 2008
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Take control, take control of a (the) situation, be strong, rise to the moment
by Fields June 12, 2002
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