fire up

Definition of fire up

1 :to start (something) by lighting a fire
  • We fired up the grill for the barbecue.
2 :to cause (something) to start working
  • I fired up my computer and got down to work.
  • Before we start working let's fire up the coffeemaker.
3 :to fill (someone) with energy or enthusiasm
  • The coach fired up the players with a pep talk.
usually used as (be/get) fired up
  • We were fired up for the concert.

Word by Word Definitions

fire play
  1. : the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

  2. : one of the four elements of the alchemists

  3. : burning passion : ardor

  1. : to set on fire : kindle

  2. : to give life or spirit to : inspire

  3. : to fill with passion or enthusiasm

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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