raise/lower the temperature

Definition of raise/lower the temperature

:to make people more/less angry about a situation
  • The governor's speech raised/lowered the political temperature.

Word by Word Definitions

raise play
  1. : to cause or help to rise to a standing position

  2. : awaken, arouse

  3. : to stir up : incite

  1. : an act of raising or lifting

  2. : a rising stretch of road : an upward grade : rise

  3. : an increase in amount: such as

lower play
  1. : to look sullen : frown

  2. : to be or become dark, gloomy, and threatening

  1. : frown

  1. : relatively low in position, rank, or order

  2. : southern

  3. : less advanced in the scale of evolutionary development

  1. : to move down : drop

  2. : to let descend : let down

  3. : to depress as to direction

temperature play
  1. : degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale

  2. : the degree of heat that is natural to the body of a living being

  3. : abnormally high body heat


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