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.
|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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