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Definition 1: make more powerful - [verb of change]

Samples where hot up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he souped up the old cars

Synonyms for hot up in the sense of this definition

(hot up is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Definition 2: make more intense - [verb of change]

Samples where hot up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Emotions were screwed up

Synonyms for hot up in the sense of this definition

(hot up is a kind of ...) make more intense, stronger, or more marked

"The efforts were intensified" "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her" "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"

Definition 3: gain heat or get hot - [verb of change]

Samples where hot up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room heated up quickly

Synonyms for hot up in the sense of this definition

(hot up is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of hot up ) get excessively and undesirably hot

"The car engines overheated"

(... is a kind of hot up ) be excessively hot

"If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"

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