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03 / 07 / 2006

TO HOT UP: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend!

Today's Daily Vitamin is about a phrasal verb that the summer heat might help you to remember!

Today's word is: To hot up

It means: to become more intense or more fierce.

Example 1:
Alex: Are you enjoying the World Cup matches?
Doris: Yes... the competition's really hotting up now.

Example 2:
The dispute between the company's management and the trade unions is really hotting up. I don't know if they'll ever reach an agreement.

Example 3:
Politics usually bore me, but I like it when the situation hots up before elections.

Example 4:
Vince: What happened at your staff meeting?
Claire: It hotted up when Jane mentioned bonus payments. Everyone got very angry about the possibility of cuts.

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