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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


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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