from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to render enthusiastic; -- of people.
  • intransitive v. to grow irritated or angry.


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  • The other crane continued to fire up at the incomingHalicarnassus, unleashing a thousand rounds of AA ammunition and another Stinger missile—which Pooh Bear just blasted out of the sky a moment later.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Whacking my chest with my crossed arms, I hurried across the street to the parking lot to fire up Slewfoot.

    Impossible Places

  • The next morning, while I was still bathing and dressing the baby, my mother-in-law spied the as-yet-unused combinet and latched on to it, hauling it off to the kitchen, where she ordered Dad to fire up the monstrous coal range.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer


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