heat1 W2S2 [hi:t] n
2 the heat
3¦(in cooking)¦
4¦(strong feelings)¦
6¦(system to heat building)¦
7¦(in a race)¦
8 on heat
[: Old English; Origin: hAtu]
1.) ¦(WARMTH)¦[U]
warmth or the quality of being hot
Ice needs heat to melt.
Insulating the attic is a good way to reduce heat loss.
2.) the heat
very hot weather or a high temperature
The heat was making them tired.
Angela liked to rest during the heat of the day (=the hottest part of the day) .
Firefighters were beaten back by the intense heat and smoke.
3.) ¦(IN COOKING)¦ [C usually singular, U]
the level of temperature used when cooking or heating something
(a) low/medium/high heat
Cook the chicken portions over a high heat.
turn off/down/up the heat
When the milk comes to the boil, turn off the heat.
Now reduce the heat and cover the pan.
strong feelings, especially anger or excitement
Reconciliation services can take the heat out of (=reduce the anger in) the dispute.
in the heat of sth
Quick decisions had to be made in the heat of the negotiations.
In the heat of the moment (=when feelings were very strong) Nick threatened to resign.
5.) ¦(PRESSURE)¦[U]
strong pressure on someone
The heat is on (=there is a lot of pressure) as schools struggle to finish their entries by the deadline.
The team turned up the heat (=used more effort against their opponents) in the last few minutes to score two more goals.
There was a lot of heat, and it affected our relationship.
AmE the system in a house or other building that keeps it warm in the winter, or the warmth from this system
British Equivalent: heating
Can you turn up the heat ?
7.) ¦(IN A RACE)¦
a part of a race or competition whose winners then compete against each other in the next part
Bill finished second in his heat.
8.) on heat
BrE in heat AmE
if a female animal is on heat, her body is ready to have sex with a male
→↑dead heat, white heat,if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen atstand1 (16)
heat 2
heat2 v [T]
to make something become warm or hot
= ↑warm up
Heat the milk until it boils.
heat up phr v
1.) to become warm or hot, or to make something become warm or hot
The stove takes a while to heat up.
heat sth<=>up
I heated up the remains of last night's supper.
2.) if a situation heats up, it becomes dangerous or full of problems
heat through [heat sth through] phr v
to heat food thoroughly

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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