Hot up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

If something hots up it becomes more lively, interesting or exciting.

Colloquial British English.

Examples of use:

1. This party is starting to hot up at last.

2. Things are really hotting up in the election campaign.

3. Battle to beat iPhone to hot up.

infinitive hot up
present simple hot up and hots up
-ing form hotting up
past simple hotted up
past participle hotted up

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘hot up‘ in a sentence?

Have you been to an event that started slowly, but then hotted up?

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