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heat through

1. To become hot from the outside to the center. We recommend using a meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken has heated through in the oven.
2. To cause someone or something to be hot throughout. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "heat" and "through." You've got to make sure you heat the leftovers through before you eat them, or you could make yourself really sick. We came in out of the snow and stood by the roaring fire, letting it heat us through.
3. slang To cause someone to be filled with sexual desire. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "heat" and "through." His touch on the small of my back instantly heated me through.
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heat up

1. To become warmer in temperature. You can put your coat away because the weatherman says it's going to heat up this week. I'm just waiting for the water to heat up before I get in the shower.
2. To cause something to become warmer in temperature. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "heat" and "up." I'll heat up my lunch when you're done with the microwave.
3. To intensify. The competition will heat up as we get closer to the playoffs.
4. To make one angry. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "heat" and "up." Please calm down, I didn't mean to heat you up. This whole situation heats me up so much—it's amazing that I haven't screamed at the whole staff today.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

heat someone up

Fig. to make someone angry. (One old [now folksy] past tense is het.) This kind of nonsense really heats me up. Mean talk heats up the kids.
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heat something up (to something)

to raise the temperature of something to a certain level. Please heat this room up to about seventy degrees. Can you heat up the room a little more?
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heat up

 
1. Lit. to get warmer or hot. It really heats up in the afternoon around here. How soon will dinner be heated up?
2. Fig. to grow more animated or combative. The debate began to heat up near the end. Their argument was heating up, and I was afraid there would be fighting.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

heat up

Become acute or intense, as in If inflation heats up, the interest rate will surely rise, or The debate over the budget was heating up. [Early 1200s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

heat up

v.
1. To become hotter: As stars heat up, they expend more energy.
2. To cause something to become hotter: He heated the water up on the stove. She heated up the pizza in the microwave.
3. To become acute or intense: The baseball game heated up in the last inning.
4. Slang To make someone angry: That incompetent umpire really heated me up. The newscaster's outlandish comments heated up the audience.
See also: heat, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Options: Heated platens, variable closing speed, variable low tonnage.
A furnace heated to a temperature higher than the reaction's ignition temperature would also initiate damage.
Complete range of runnerless molding technology featuring both internally and externally heated systems, incorporating torpedo, multitip and valve gate nozzle technology.
The hotface, whether heated by a gas flame, radiation from a starter block, or conduction from molten iron, is the heat source.
They are subject to the great disadvantage that the profile can almost never be heated up evenly, because of the known problems of energy dissipation over distance.
Features include top heat, process control and LCD touchscreen HMI display, closed-loop temperature control, validation ports and process fault indication, independently controlled lower heated seal die, vacuum/gas flush, recipe storage and data acquisition.
The new formcoke process first produces char by mildly gasifying one or more coals in a twin screw reactor indirectly heated to 1200-1400F (649-760C).
Injection Control and Engineering--now known as Incoe Corp., Troy, Mich.--was founded in 1958 and that same year was offering for sale internally heated nozzle and sprue-bushing kits.
Options: Heated platens, mold changing aids and automation vacuum-assisted venting; shuttle option--two bottom mold halves, single top half.
* The Cool One (internally heated runner-less components and systems).
This air is then heated to reduce its relative humidity.
Standard and special runnerless molding systems and components include hot halves, valve-gate systems fully assembled, bolt-on systems prewired and tested, integrally heated probes, hot-sprue bushings/ nozzles, two-stage nozzle filters, thermocouples, and hot-runner temperature controllers.
Standard and special runnerless molding systems and components include hot manifolds, complete bolt-on systems prewired and tested, integrally heated probes, hot-sprue bushings/nozzles, two-stage externally heated nozzle filters, thermocouples, and hot-runner temperature controls.