May 15, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
fire up /ˈfajɚ ˈʌp/ phrasal verb
fire up
/ˈfajɚ ˈʌp/
phrasal verb
The coach is firing up his players before the game.
The coach is firing up his players before the game.
Learner's definition of FIRE UP

1 fire (something) up or fire up (something)

a : to start (something) by lighting a fire

  • We fired up the grill for the barbecue.

b : to cause (something) to start working

  • I fired up my computer and got down to work.

  • Before we start working let's fire up the coffeemaker.

2 fire (someone) up or fire up (someone) : to fill (someone) with energy or enthusiasm

  • The coach fired up the players with a pep talk.

— usually used as (be/get) fired up

  • We were fired up for the concert.

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