“He was flinging red-meat answers intending to fire up the crowd,” Williams told me.
Would he whip out his 12th Man towel during breaks to fire up the crowd?
Fifteen years after its last execution, Pennsylvania is finding it difficult to fire up its death machine again.
After losing the 2004 Iowa caucuses, Dean let out a rebel yell designed to fire up his supporters.
And candidates are practiced at hitting the hot buttons that fire up their base.
It was natural perhaps she should fire up at the talk about marryin' if she felt the bridegroom was hangin' back.
I'll make the fire up, mother Chiquard; I'm getting jolly hungry.
"I understand that you boys came near burning up the woods and village once with a fire up here," said Mr. Norton.
He was an improved specimen; he could fire up a vertical boiler.
One of them maneuvered to his left, the second to his right, and the third dove below him to fire up.