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

  hot 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 more intense; "Emotions were screwed up" [syn: heat
         up, hot up, screw up]
      3: make more powerful; "he souped up the old cars" [syn: soup
         up, hop up, hot up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "hot up":
     accelerate, agent provocateur, aggravate, amplify, annoy, augment,
     beef up, blow up, build up, chafe, complicate, concentrate,
     condense, consolidate, cook, deepen, deteriorate, double,
     electric-heat, embitter, enhance, enlarge, exacerbate, exaggerate,
     exasperate, fire, fire up, foment, gas-heat, heat, heat up,
     heighten, hop up, hot, hot-air-heat, hot-water-heat, increase,
     intensify, irritate, jazz up, key up, magnify, make acute,
     make complex, make worse, mull, overheat, preheat, provoke, ramify,
     recook, redouble, reheat, reinforce, sharpen, soup up, sour, steam,
     step up, stoke up, strengthen, superheat, tepefy, triple, warm,
     warm over, warm up, whet, worsen

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