heat


heat
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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 heat of the sun.

gentle
excess, excessive

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

red, white (often figurative)

Everything he did was at white heat and lightning speed.

radiant
body
VERB + HEAT
feel

We could feel the tremendous heat coming from the fire.

disperse, dissipate, give out, lose

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

conserve, retain

The thick walls retain the heat.

absorb

Darker surfaces absorb heat.

conduct

Being a metal, copper readily conducts heat.

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

Computers and photocopiers all generate heat of their own.

withstand

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

HEAT + VERB
build up, increase

He tried to ignore the heat 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 heat coming from the fire.

HEAT + NOUN
loss
exhaustion, stress, stroke (usually heatstroke)

She slumped to the ground suffering from heat exhaustion.

PREPOSITION
heat from

the heat 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 heat.

dry
humid, steamy, sultry

the steamy heat of New York in summer

40-degree, 90-degree, etc.
afternoon, midday, morning
summer
desert, tropical
HEAT + VERB
grow

Daily the heat grew.

get to sb

I think the heat is getting to all of us.

HEAT + NOUN
haze

A heat haze shimmered above the fields.

wave (usually heatwave)
source
PREPOSITION
in the heat

I can't work in this heat.

PHRASES
the heat of the day

To avoid the heat 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 heat.

dry
VERB + HEAT
turn up

Turn up the heat to caramelize the sugar.

lower, reduce, turn down
remove sth from, take sth off

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

return sth to

Return the pan to the heat and stir.

PREPOSITION
off the heat

Make sure the pan is off the heat.

on a … heat

Cook on a low heat for five minutes.

over a … heat

Simmer the sauce over a gentle heat.

4 (AmE) in a building/room ⇨ See also ↑heating
ADJECTIVE
electric, radiant
VERB + HEAT
have

The house has electric heat.

have on, use

Andy had the heat on full blast in the car.

turn on

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

turn off

They have their heat turned off during the morning.

turn down, turn up

I turned the heat down several notches.

provide

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

HEAT + VERB
be on, be on high, be on low

The heat was on but the window was open.

The heat's on low.

be off
come on
go off

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

5 strong feelings
ADJECTIVE
sudden

He stared at her, sudden heat in his eyes.

HEAT + VERB
flare, flood sth, rise

Heat flooded her cheeks.

PREPOSITION
in the heat of

in the heat of battle/passion

with heat

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

PHRASES
in the heat of the moment

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

6 race/competition
ADJECTIVE
qualifying, regional (BrE)
dead

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

VERB + HEAT
win

She won her heat.

PREPOSITION
in a/the heat

He fell in the first heat.

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verb
ADVERB
gently, slowly

Heat the sauce gently for a few minutes.

well

Make sure the soup is well heated.

through, up

Allow the food enough time to heat through.

They heat 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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