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fire up

Meaning: to create enthusiasm or excitement, usually among a group of people or a crowd

For example:

  • fire up sb The coach fired up his players with his half-time talk, and they tried much harder in the second half.

  • be fired up After being fired up by their leaders' speeches, the protesters marched to government house.

Quick Quiz:

A lot of civil rights leaders like Dr Martin Luther King were great public speakers, and they were very good at firing up
  1. their voices
  2. their body language
  3. their supporters

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