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English verb: heat up

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


SamplesThe room heated up quickly.


ExamplesThe water heat ups


Synonymsheat, hot up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)fry, overheat


Antonymscool, chill, cool down

2. heat up (change) make hot or hotter


SamplesThe sun heats the oceans.
Heat the water on the stove.


ExamplesThey heat up the water


Synonymsheat


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bake, broil, calcine, crisp, crispen, overheat, preheat, reheat, scald, scorch, sear, soak, toast


Causeheat, heat up, hot up


Antonymscool, cool down, chill

3. heat up (change) make more intense


SamplesEmotions were screwed up.


Synonymshot up, screw up


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


Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify









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