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hot US English

Having a high degree of heat or a high temperature

like a knife through butter US English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty

get hot in hot US English

(Of an athlete or team) suddenly become effective

get hot US English

(Of an athlete or team) suddenly become effective

hot air US English

Empty talk that is intended to impress

hot box US English

An overheated axle box or journal box

hot dog US English

A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments

hot key US English

A key or a combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a program

hot pot US English

A casserole of meat and vegetables, typically with a covering layer of sliced potato

hot rod US English

A motor vehicle that has been specially modified to give it extra power and speed

hot tip US English

A very reliable prediction or piece of inside information

hot tub US English

A large tub filled with hot aerated water used for recreation or physical therapy

hot war US English

A war with active military hostilities

red-hot US English

(Of a substance) so hot as to glow red

hand-hot US English

(Of water) hot, but not too hot to put one’s hands into

hot flash US English

A sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of menopause

hot flush US English

British term for hot flash.

hot metal US English

A typesetting technique in which type is newly made each time from molten metal, cast by a composing machine

hot money US English

Capital that is frequently transferred between financial institutions in an attempt to maximize interest or capital gain

hot pants US English

Tight, brief women’s shorts, worn as a fashion garment

hot plate US English

A flat heated surface (or a set of these), typically portable, used for cooking food or keeping it hot

hot press US English

A device in which paper or cloth is pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates in order to produce a smooth or glossy surface

hot sauce US English

A spicy sauce or condiment made with chili peppers

hot seat US English

The position of a person who carries full responsibility for something, including facing criticism or being answerable for decisions or actions

hot shoe US English

A socket on a camera with direct electrical contacts for an attached flashgun or other accessory

hot-short US English

(Of a metal) brittle when hot

hot spot US English

A small area or region with a relatively hot temperature in comparison to its surroundings

hot-stove US English

Denoting a discussion about a favorite sport carried on during the off-season

hot stuff US English

Used to refer to a person or thing of outstanding quality, interest, or talent

hot-swap US English

Fit or replace (a computer part) with the power still connected

hot-wire US English

Start the engine of (a vehicle) by bypassing the ignition system, typically in order to steal it

hot yoga US English

A style of yoga performed in hot and humid conditions, typically Bikram yoga

shit-hot US English

Excellent or highly skilled

white-hot US English

At white heat

hot-blooded US English

Lustful; passionate

hot button US English

A topic or issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically

hot cathode US English

A cathode designed to be heated in order to emit electrons

hot-desking US English

The practice in an office of allocating desks to workers when they are required or on a rotating system, rather than giving each worker their own desk

hot gospel US English

The fervent propounding of religious beliefs; zealous evangelism

hot pepper US English

Any of several varieties of pungent pepper used dried or chopped as a condiment

hot potato US English

A controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with

hot spring US English

A spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity

Hot Springs US English

A spa city in central Arkansas; population 39,467 (est. 2008)

hot ticket US English

A person or thing that is much in demand

piping hot in piping US English

(Of food or water) very hot

piping hot US English

(Of food or water) very hot

hot chocolate US English

A hot drink made with milk or water and chocolate or powdered chocolate

hot favourite US English

A competitor who is strongly fancied to win a race or other contest

hot-tempered US English

Easily angered; quick-tempered

in hot water in hot US English

In a situation of difficulty, trouble, or disgrace


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