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  • adj. Very emotional or excited, positively or negatively, regarding something.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fire up.


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  • Tyler fired up the computers and called Aiden MacKenna, who walked him through opening a port in the security system to allow remote access to the files.

    The Ark

  • The people seem to be fired up with new zeal & determination in their cause & seem willing to exhaust all means now Some public meeting proclaim & pledge their property their honor & their lives for the maintanance & defence of their liberties. doubtless the spring campaign will be desperate & bloody one the people seem to be all fired with determination to conquer or die

    Augusta County: John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch to Hester J. Nadenbousch, February 13, 1865

  • The CIEF convoy fired up their engines and moved off into the tunnel—two of the small LSVs in front, followed by the big M113 tunnel borer, then the other two LSVs behind.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • With his right hand, he performed a battery check on the iSniper911, reassuring himself he was all fired up with power to spare.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • He fired up his Carmageddon CD-ROM and happily ran down little old ladies in walkers till he noticed in some surprise that it was after eleven.

    Counting Up, Counting Down

  • Bleary eyes watched as Braces fired up the cremator.


  • Krieger jammed the key into the ignition and fired up the big engine, slamming the truck into drive.

    Impossible Places

  • LuLing, Art, Ruth, and various cousins were sitting poolside in the backyard — or lanai, as Auntie Gal referred to it — where Uncle Edmund had fired up a grill to barbecue enough slabs of spare ribs to give everyone indigestion.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • The Perm-Three-plus-Germany met in New York the next day, just as Iran fired up its second long centrifuge cascade, enriching UF6 and thereby showing just what Iran thought of all of these negotiations.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • She wished he would lie down and die so that she could marry her first cousin Tasmaniac and gain status, but instead he was fired up for twice the usual amount of stork summoning, and their family grew at an ogreish rate.

    The Color of Her Panties


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