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hot British & World English

Having a high degree of heat or a high temperature

hot English Thesaurus

they provided plenty of good hot food

like a knife through butter British & World English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty

hot air British & World English

Empty talk that is intended to impress

hot box British & World English

An overheated axle box or journal box

hot dog British & World English

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

hot key British & World English

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

hot mic British & World English

A microphone that is turned on, in particular one that amplifies or broadcasts a spoken remark that was intended to be private

hot rod British & World English

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

hot tip British & World English

A very reliable prediction or piece of inside information

hot tub British & World English

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

hot war British & World English

A war with active military hostilities

red-hot British & World English

So hot as to glow red

hot air English Thesaurus

they dismissed the theory as a load of hot air

hand-hot British & World English

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

hot desk British & World English

(In an office) a desk allocated to a worker when required or on a rota system, rather than belonging to a particular worker

hot flush British & World English

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

hot mess British & World English

A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination

hot metal British & World English

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

hot money British & World English

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

hot pants British & World English

Very tight, brief women’s shorts, worn as a fashion garment

hot press British & World 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 British & World English

A spicy sauce or condiment made with chilli peppers

hot seat British & World English

The position of carrying full responsibility for something important

hot shoe British & World English

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

hot-short British & World English

(Of a metal) brittle when hot

hot-stove British & World English

Denoting a discussion about a favourite sport carried on during the off season

hot stuff British & World English

A person or thing of outstanding quality or skill

hot-swap British & World English

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

hot-wire British & World English

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

hot yoga British & World English

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

shit-hot British & World English

Excellent or highly skilled

white-hot British & World English

At white heat

hot metal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

typesetting in which type is newly made each time from molten metal

hot-blooded British & World English

Lustful; passionate

hot button British & World English

A topic or issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically

hot cathode British & World English

A cathode designed to be heated in order to emit electrons

hot-desking British & World English

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

hot diggity British & World English

Used to express excitement or delight

hot gospel British & World English

The fervent propounding of religious beliefs; zealous evangelism

hot-headed British & World English

Having an impetuous or quick-tempered nature

hot pepper British & World English

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

hot potato British & World English

A controversial issue or situation which is awkward to deal with

hot spring British & World English

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

Hot Springs British & World English

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

hot ticket British & World English

A person or thing that is much in demand


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