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Definition of turn up the heat

turn up the heat

verb

  • to wear risque clothing.
    The model turned up the heat at the film premier, wearing a see-through top.
    She turned up the heat in her marriage with some new lingerie.

    Last edited on Sep 24 2017. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 12 2015.

  • to exert verbal or mental pressure on a person

    "Detectives will often 'turn up the heat' to elicit a confession from their suspect."

    Last edited on Sep 24 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 24 2017.

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Other terms relating to 'heat':

Definitions include: to feel pressure.
Definitions include: to generate more heated discussion than figurative illumination (i.e. insight.)
Definitions include: obvious.
Definitions include: mad, angry, upset, aggravated.
Definitions include: to spin the tires of a motor vehicle, causing smoke / dirt to fly everywhere.
Definitions include: vulva/vagina
Definitions include: To get moving, get things going.
Definitions include: penis.
Definitions include: the blame.
Definitions include: to carry a firearm.
Definitions include: to take the blame for something, in order to divert it from someone else.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: Someone being butthurt over having something, they do to others regularly, done to the them
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.

Other terms relating to 'turn':

Definitions include: This is a characterization of an unassertive person becoming assertive. Compare to embolden.
Definitions include: a dirty or unpleasant task that one must do since it is part of one's share of the work, and that others have taken their turn doing before them.
Definitions include: a good book.
Definitions include: to ignore a misdeed.
Definitions include: This phrase is military slang for the destruction of the human body by explosion, heavy fire or similar trauma.
Definitions include: of a female, to become promiscuous or to become a prostitute.
Definitions include: to go to bed.
Definitions include: to search very thoroughly.
Definitions include: fully equipped and ready to go.
Definitions include: to let a person have free reign.
Definitions include: something one finds sexually repulsive.
Definitions include: something one finds sexually exciting.
Definitions include: to no longer give attention to.
Definitions include: to cry, especially for effect.
Definitions include: to rob.

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.
Definitions include: to move away from.
Definitions include: to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob.

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