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hot up

verb

Definition of hot up

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to increase in intensity, pace, or excitement <air raids began to hot up about the beginning of February — George Orwell>

  3. transitive verb
  4. chiefly British :  to make livelier, speedier, or more intense



Examples of hot up in a sentence

  1. <with a silky Southern drawl, the waitress asked, Want me to hot up that pie?>



1878

First Known Use of hot up

1878


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