heat up
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to warm up)
a. calentar
Mom heated up some stew for lunch that was leftover from the night before.Mamá calentó guiso para el almuerzo que sobraba de anoche.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to become warm)
a. calentarse
While the water is heating up, you can pick out what kind of tea you want.Mientras se calienta el agua, puedes elegir el té que quieres.
3. (to intensify)
a. acalorarse
The conversation started to heat up when someone brought up the election.La conversación empezó a acalorarse cuando alguien tocó el tema de las elecciones.
b. animarse
Boston didn't seem like they had their heads in the game, but now things are really heating up.Parecía que Boston no se concentraba en el juego, pero ya están animándose las cosas.
c. caldearse
The police intervened when exchanges among protesters started to heat up.La policía intervino cuando comenzaron a caldearse los ánimos en la protesta.
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heat up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. calentar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. calentarse
3. (fig)
a. subir de tono, acalorarse (argument, contest)
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heat up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
calentarse; [+discussion, debate] acalorarse;
transitive verb
(gen) calentar; [+food] calentar; recalentar;
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