To fire up

to light up the fires of, as of an engine;
to start up any machine.
to render enthusiastic; - of people.
to grow irritated or angry.
- Macaulay.

See also: Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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