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Definition of the verb heat up

What does heat up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. gain heat or get hot
    • example: The water heat ups
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of heat up: heat / hot up
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    • more specific words:
      • overheat = get excessively and undesirably hot
      • fry = be excessively hot
  2. make hot or hotter
    • example: They heat up the water
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of heat up: heat
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
    • cause: heat / hot up
  3. make more intense

Alternative definition of the verb heat up


  1. To heat, to cause to become hotter.


"Heat Up" is a 1997 single by Ken Hirai.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

Heat up slow and retains heat for a long time, do not cool faster. Lxpensive than metal si1os. Subject to disintegration as spalling, crumbling, flanking and dripping due to invisible break-down of cellular structure. Therefore, requires ...

Google previewAmerican Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

The oven won't heat up. □ (Movement of a flame heating something on the stove] Move the right curved 5 hand, palm facing up, in a double circular movement under the upturned left open hand. heat~ adj. See sign for hot. heaven ft.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Worthless Words (2012)

3,000 Words to Stop Using Now by Dave Dowling

fold up force up free it up freed up freeze up gather up gear up gum up hatched up head up heat up hitch up hoist up hurry up increase up join up lift up link up load up look up loosen up match up measure up mess up mount up uses and ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

to and fro through a “regenerator,” in which the air was alternately cooled by storing its heat in the material of the regenerator and reheated by picking the stored heat up again on the return journey. The essential parts of one form of Stirling's ...

Google previewThe Cleaning Encyclopedia (2009)

Your A-to-Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros by Don Aslett

You'll know it's time to dean if your heater starts to smell or takes a long time to heat up. Use a scraper of some sort to remove carbon deposits inside, then follow up with a dry green nylon-backed scrubber (without any cleaning product on ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Buildings with a high thermal mass take a long time to heat up, but also take a long time to cool down. As a result they have a very steady internal temperature. Like a flywheel, the thermal mass can store and even out fluctuations in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

The thermal capacity of a building is important as it not only determines how stable the internal temperatures will be, it also determines the time taken for the building to heat up and/or cool down.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Energy-efficient Building Design (1977)

391 Practical Case Studies by Kaiman Lee


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Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up. (Sandra Bullock)
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