A phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts.
Meaning / Example:
1. to get warmer or hot.
> It really heats up in the afternoon around here.
> How soon will dinner be heated up?
2. to grow more animated or combative.
> The debate began to heat up near the end.
A verb combined with an adverb or a preposition, or sometimes both, to give a new meaning.
A compilation of 50 phrasal verbs.