Definition of Hot up

1. Verb. Gain heat or get hot. "The water hot ups "; "The room heated up quickly"

Exact synonyms: Heat, Heat Up
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Overheat, Fry
Antonyms: Cool
Derivative terms: Heat, Heat, Heat, Heat, Heatable, Heating

2. Verb. Make more intense. "Emotions were screwed up"
Exact synonyms: Heat Up, Screw Up
Generic synonyms: Compound, Deepen, Heighten, Intensify

3. Verb. Make more powerful. "He souped up the old cars"
Exact synonyms: Hop Up, Soup Up
Generic synonyms: Modify

Definition of Hot up

1. Verb. (British) to increase in temperature ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to become more heated ¹

3. Verb. To make more sexually appealing or enticing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hot Up

hot taps
hot tear
hot tearing
hot thyroid nodule
hot ticket
hot tickets
hot toddy
hot trod
hot tub
hot tube
hot tubes
hot tubs
hot under the collar
hot under the collar(p)
hot wall
hot war
hot wars
hot water
hot water bottle
hot water bottles
hot water heater
hot water heaters
hot water plant
hot wave
hot waves
hot weather
hot well
hot whiskey

Literary usage of Hot up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1780)
"... were (hot up to a wonderful height, certainly not lefs than two ... at this moment, a" foun'- tain of tire was (hot up to an incredible height, ..."

2. Plumbing and House Drainage Problems: A Selection of Articles for Practical (1904)
"This makes a hot "up-leg" and a cooler "down-leg," insuring a ... The circulation to the second boiler (same diagram) is also up, making a long hot "up- leg ..."

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