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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heat.


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  • This means doing each of the eight dances in heats and then being taught a sequence and they mark you on how fast you learn in.

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  • As the race between Obama and McCain heats up, this will finally push Hillary Rodham Clinton off the stage.

    Blitzer: As the race comes into focus, the gloves come off

  • This theory of specific heats is not derived from the radiation formula, but from the formula for the mean energy of an oscillator which is based directly on the hypothesis of the energy elements.

    Wilhelm Wien - Nobel Lecture

  • Before the finals of each series they had to qualify by driving in "heats."

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  • I may state that I have used 30 per cent. of fuel on an average, saved from 25 to 30 per cent. on stokers 'wages, and increased my production of gas per ton of coal; while the regularity of the heats was a pleasure to look upon.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887

  • The biggest danger to Farah on a morning so stifling that organisers put out a drinks table for the athletes on the track during the heats was the mini chaos going on around him as, first, a chain reaction of runners clipping each other saw plenty of stalling and stumbling behind him and then, nearing the business end of the race, two athletes tripped over each other and out of the race. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • But his father is adamant the two will remain on good terms even as the fight for the world title heats up.

  • The sun came out about a half-hour ago, so we'll start to see a warm-up quickly, as that sun kind of heats the area.

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2007

  • The downside of using a processor is that it "heats" the pastry - to combat this using the coldest water possible keeps the mix cold, so it amalgamates before it heats up too much and starts melting the butter.

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  • And how do you feel like your product pricing is positioned as that kind of heats up?

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  • In the Olympics and similar events we say that they have 'a heat' or 'heats' to decide who will compete in the finals. This use of 'heat' as a noun does not appear in OED!

    September 5, 2011