hot up

verb

Definition of hot up

intransitive verb
chiefly British :to increase in intensity, pace, or excitement
  • air raids began to hot up about the beginning of February
  • —George Orwell
transitive verb
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?

First Known Use of hot up

1922


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