Meaning of HEAT in English

HEAT

I.

noun

1 being hot/level of temperature

ADJECTIVE

▪ burning , fierce ( esp. BrE ), great , intense , searing , terrible , tremendous

The soil is baked dry by the fierce ~ of the sun.

▪ gentle

▪ excess , excessive

If circulation is impaired, the body cannot lose excess ~.

▪ red , white ( often figurative )

Everything he did was at white ~ and lightning speed.

▪ radiant

▪ body

VERB + HEAT

▪ feel

We could feel the tremendous ~ coming from the fire.

▪ disperse , dissipate , give out , lose

Even after the sun had set, the stones continued to give out ~.

▪ conserve , retain

The thick walls retain the ~.

▪ absorb

Darker surfaces absorb ~.

▪ conduct

Being a metal, copper readily conducts ~.

▪ create , generate , give off , produce , provide , radiate

Computers and photocopiers all generate ~ of their own.

▪ withstand

a material which can withstand ~s of up to 2 000°C

HEAT + VERB

▪ build up , increase

He tried to ignore the ~ building up in the confined space.

▪ come from sth , come off sth ( esp. AmE ), radiate from sth , radiate off sth ( esp. AmE )

I could feel the ~ coming from the fire.

HEAT + NOUN

▪ loss

▪ exhaustion , stress , stroke (usually heatstroke )

She slumped to the ground suffering from ~ exhaustion.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

the ~ from the fire

2 hot weather/conditions

ADJECTIVE

▪ baking ( esp. BrE ), blazing , blistering , boiling , extreme , great , intense , oppressive , scorching , searing , shimmering , stifling , suffocating , sweltering , unbearable

We walked more than ten miles in the blistering ~.

▪ dry

▪ humid , steamy , sultry

the steamy ~ of New York in summer

▪ 40-degree , 90-degree , etc.

▪ afternoon , midday , morning

▪ summer

▪ desert , tropical

HEAT + VERB

▪ grow

Daily the ~ grew.

▪ get to sb

I think the ~ is getting to all of us.

HEAT + NOUN

▪ haze

A ~ haze shimmered above the fields.

▪ wave (usually heatwave )

▪ source

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~

I can't work in this ~.

PHRASES

▪ the ~ of the day

To avoid the ~ of the day we went out in the mornings.

3 source of heat

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

▪ gentle , low

▪ medium , moderate

▪ direct

Chocolate should never be melted over direct ~.

▪ dry

VERB + HEAT

▪ turn up

Turn up the ~ to caramelize the sugar.

▪ lower , reduce , turn down

▪ remove sth from , take sth off

Bring to the boil slowly, then remove from the ~.

▪ return sth to

Return the pan to the ~ and stir.

PREPOSITION

▪ off the ~

Make sure the pan is off the ~.

▪ on a … ~

Cook on a low ~ for five minutes.

▪ over a … ~

Simmer the sauce over a gentle ~.

4 ( AmE ) in a building/room ⇨ See also ↑ heating

ADJECTIVE

▪ electric , radiant

VERB + HEAT

▪ have

The house has electric ~.

▪ have on , use

Andy had the ~ on full blast in the car.

▪ turn on

They are afraid to turn the ~ on because it's so expensive.

▪ turn off

They have their ~ turned off during the morning.

▪ turn down , turn up

I turned the ~ down several notches.

▪ provide

These industries provide ~ for our homes and fuel for our cars.

HEAT + VERB

▪ be on , be on high , be on low

The ~ was on but the window was open.

The heat's on low.

▪ be off

▪ come on

▪ go off

Our ~ goes off at ten o'clock and comes on again at six.

5 strong feelings

ADJECTIVE

▪ sudden

He stared at her, sudden ~ in his eyes.

HEAT + VERB

▪ flare , flood sth , rise

Heat flooded her cheeks.

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~ of

in the ~ of battle/passion

▪ with ~

‘It was your idea,’ Henry said with ~.

PHRASES

▪ in the ~ of the moment

Michael bitterly regretted those angry words, spoken in the ~ of the moment.

6 race/competition

ADJECTIVE

▪ qualifying , regional ( BrE )

▪ dead

Competition was fierce, with a dead ~ in one of the races (= with two competitors finishing in exactly the same time) .

VERB + HEAT

▪ win

She won her ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

He fell in the first ~.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ gently , slowly

Heat the sauce gently for a few minutes.

▪ well

Make sure the soup is well ~ed.

▪ through , up

Allow the food enough time to ~ through.

They ~ up the food in a microwave oven.

Heat is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ oven

Heat is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ butter , ↑ grill , ↑ margarine , ↑ milk , ↑ oil , ↑ oven , ↑ pan , ↑ skillet , ↑ soup , ↑ water

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