Meaning of “heat up something” in the English Dictionary

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"heat up something" in American English

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heat up something

phrasal verb with heat us /hit/ verb [ T ]

to make something warm or hot:

Let's see what happens when I heat it up.

If a situation heats up, it becomes more extreme:

With the political climate heating up, we can expect to hear a lot more from both candidates.

(Definition of “heat up something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)