fire up

phrasal verb
fired up; firing up; fires 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 upWe were fired up for the concert.

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“Fire up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20up. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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