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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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