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heat

noun
 
 
/hiːt/ informal
feel/take/face the heat to be in a difficult situation in which you have to deal with a lot of problems: Domestic retailers are feeling the heat from foreign competitors.
turn up the heat (on sb/sth) ( also put the heat on sb) to try to force someone or something to do something in order to get the result you want: OPEC could turn up the heat by increasing oil prices still further.
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