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English verb: fire up

1. fire up (emotion) arouse or excite feelings and passions


SamplesThe ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor.
The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world.
Wake old feelings of hatred.


Synonymsheat, ignite, inflame, stir up, wake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)ferment

2. fire up (consumption) begin to smoke


SamplesAfter the meal, some of the diners lit up.


Synonymslight, light up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ignite, light


Entailsmoke









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