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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


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