Phrasal Verbs

heat up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb heat up (2)


If something like a discussion, a contest or a conflict heats up, it gets more intense, more exciting or more dangerous.

For example

  • heat up When they got onto the topic of human rights, the discussion heated up and people got angry and began shouting.

  • heat up The match started to heat up after the referee made a bad decision and the players got frustrated and started pushing and shoving.

Quick Quiz

The conflict between people who supported the government and those against it was heating up and people were getting

a. thirstier

b. angrier

c. friendlier

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