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 for heat up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heat up
      v 1: gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly" [syn:
           heat, hot up, heat up] [ant: chill, cool, cool
      2: make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the
         water on the stove" [syn: heat, heat up] [ant: chill,
         cool, cool down]
      3: make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up" [syn: heat
         up, hot up, screw up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "heat up":
     accelerate, agent provocateur, aggravate, agitate, alienate,
     amplify, annoy, antagonize, arouse, augment, beef up,
     blow the coals, blow up, build up, complicate, concentrate,
     condense, consolidate, deepen, deteriorate, double, embitter,
     enhance, enlarge, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, exaggerate,
     exasperate, excite, fan, fan the flame, feed the fire, ferment,
     fire, foment, heat, heighten, hop up, hot up, impassion, incense,
     incite, increase, inflame, infuriate, instigate, intensify,
     irritate, jazz up, key up, madden, magnify, make acute,
     make complex, make worse, nettle, pique, provoke, put up to, rally,
     ramify, redouble, reinforce, set against, set at odds, set on,
     sharpen, sic on, soup up, sour, step up, stir the embers, stir up,
     strengthen, tickle, triple, whet, whip up, work up, worsen

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