Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hot_up

3 senses of hot up

Sense 1
heat, hot up, heat up -- (gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
heat up, hot up, screw up -- (make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up")
       => intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")

Sense 3
soup up, hop up, hot up -- (make more powerful; "he souped up the old cars")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

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