boil up

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boil up ‎(third-person singular simple present boils up, present participle boiling up, simple past and past participle boiled up)

  1. (transitive) To cook or prepare by boiling.
    Can you boil up the vegetables while I baste the meat?
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To become more excited, intense or exciting.

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