fire up

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

fire up (third-person singular simple present fires up, present participle firing up, simple past and past participle fired up)

  1. (transitive) To ignite.
    Let's fire up the grill and have a barbecue.
  2. (intransitive) Of an engine or similar, to start.
    The generator fired up shortly after the power failure began.
  3. (transitive, computing, informal) To launch; to run.
    Fire up Excel.
    Fire up your computer.
  4. (transitive) To excite; to infuse with energy.
    The band went out to fire up the crowd before the game.
  5. (intransitive, dated) To grow irritated or angry.
    • Macaulay
      He [] fired up, and stood vigorously on his defence.

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