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Heat up   /hit əp/   Listen
Heat up

Gain heat or get hot.  Synonyms: heat, hot up.
Make hot or hotter.  Synonym: heat.  "Heat the water on the stove"
Make more intense.  Synonyms: hot up, screw up.

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"Heat up" Quotes from Famous Books

... called new or dazzling. The American people aren't impressed by gimmicks. They're smarter on this score than all of us in this room. The only test of a plan is, It is sound and will it work? We must have a short-term plan to address our immediate needs and heat up the economy. And then we need a long-term plan to keep the combustion going and to guarantee our place in ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... is the special treatment it gets, sir," he replied. "I usually bruise it in the mortar before cooking, without breaking up the fibre too much, and then I heat up the little cupel furnace to about 600 C, and put the ...
— The Red Thumb Mark • R. Austin Freeman

... men, to run the canteens, to mend the clothes, to warm men's hearts via their stomachs, and to take their minds off the madness of war a little while. The Salvation Army would furnish them hot doughnuts in the trenches and heat up their courage. Actors and actresses were playing at all the big cantonments now. Later they would be going across to play in France—one-night stands, two a ...
— The Cup of Fury - A Novel of Cities and Shipyards • Rupert Hughes

... hot, dry the slices of potato with a cloth, put them into the frying basket and plunge them into the fat. When they are colored, take the basket out, let the fat heat up again to a slightly higher temperature, and re-plunge the basket, so that the slices become quite crisp. Serve ...
— The Belgian Cookbook • various various

Words linked to "Heat up" :   heighten, broil, soak, crisp, calcine, change, scorch, cool, compound, crispen, toast, change state, sear, reheat, preheat, deepen, heat, alter, overheat, intensify, modify, turn, scald, fry, bake

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