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gen up

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verb

Word forms:   gens up,  genning up,  genned up
  1. (adverb; often passive; when intransitive, usually followed by on) (British, informal) to brief (someone) or study (something) in detail; make or become fully conversant with   ⇒ I can only take over this job if I am properly genned up

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Comment by AnnaSimpione on 12 May 2016

This is a shortening of "General Reconnaissance" and is a military term used throughout the second world war. It has been made into to a verb and a noun. What's the gen? Get genned up on the situation.

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