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English verb: hot up

1. hot up (change) gain heat or get hot

SamplesThe room heated up quickly.

Synonymsheat, heat up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)fry, overheat

Antonymscool, chill, cool down

2. hot up (change) make more intense

SamplesEmotions were screwed up.

Synonymsheat up, screw up

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

Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify

3. hot up (change) make more powerful

SamplesHe souped up the old cars.

Synonymshop up, soup up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)modify

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