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 for To fire up
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fire \Fire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fired; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney;
        to fire a pile.
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     2. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln;
        as, to fire pottery.
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     3. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the
        soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
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              Love had fired my mind.               --Dryden.
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     4. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the
        genius of a young man.
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     5. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
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     6. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
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              [The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines.
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     7. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge;
        as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon
        balls, rockets, etc.
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     8. To drive by fire. [Obs.]
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              Till my bad angel fire my good one out. --Shak.
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     9. (Far.) To cauterize.
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     10. to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to
         cause (a person) to cease being an employee; -- of a
         person. The act of firing is usually performed by that
         person's supervisor or employer. "You can't fire me! I
     To fire up,
     1. to light up the fires of, as of an engine; also,
        figuratively, to start up any machine.
     2. to render enthusiastic; -- of people.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fire \Fire\, v. i.
     1. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
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     2. To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
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     3. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the
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     To fire up, to grow irritated or angry. "He . . . fired up,
        and stood vigorously on his defense." --Macaulay.
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