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hot up

(-tt-)
(especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]

Translation of hot up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (become more vigorous) [competition/battle] ponerse* reñido; [pace] acelerarse; [party] animarse
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (make more vigorous) intensificar* the police are hotting up their search la policía está intensificando la búsqueda
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