Definition of red-hot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈred ˈˌhät/


1(Of a substance) so hot as to glow red: red-hot coals
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  • Gloved workers, their eyes shaded, manhandle glowing, red-hot bars of old iron from a furnace into a rolling mill.
  • They show animal claws scratching across concrete, red-hot rusty wires glowing orange in the dark, and bloodied knives arranged along the body at the sites of pain.
  • Why is it possible for bare feet to touch red-hot coals without getting burned?
1.1Very hot, especially too hot to touch: the red-hot handle burned his hand figurative the red-hot attack letter they received last week
2Extremely exciting or popular: red-hot jazz
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  • The red-hot jazz saxophonist Bhumibol and his beautiful Queen Sirikit, who celebrated their golden jubilee on May 5, 2000, continue to reign and enjoy the respect and devotion of the Thai people.
  • We can make transport an interesting, attractive, galvanising, inspiring, or perhaps red-hot issue, but buses, trams and even Freudian trains are not and never will be sexy.
  • There's nothing like gaining a reputation as a red-hot creative shop for turning up the pressure in a business where you're only as good as your last ad.
2.1Very passionate: a red-hot lover
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  • Show-stopping Irish dance leads into passionate flamenco and red-hot salsa routines.
  • A surge of passion could turn you into a red-hot lover but you must not allow it to make you foolishly impulsive.
  • Questioned about the suggestion Day had lusted after her, MacGregor replied: ‘I can't put Robin in the category of red-hot lovers.’

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