Meaning of HOT in English


■ adjective ( ~ter , ~test )

1》 having a high temperature.

↘feeling or producing an uncomfortable sensation of heat.

↘(of food) causing a burning sensation in the mouth.

↘ informal (of an electric circuit) at a high voltage; live.

↘ informal radioactive.

2》 feeling or showing intense anger, lust, or other strong emotion.

3》 informal currently popular, fashionable, or very interesting: the ~test club in town.

↘ Hunting (of the scent) fresh and strong.

↘(in children's games) very close to finding or guessing something.

4》 (often ~ on ) informal very knowledgeable.

↘[usu. with negative ] good: this is not so ~ for business.

5》 ( ~ on ) informal strict about.

6》 informal difficult to deal with.

↘(of goods) stolen and difficult to dispose of because easily identifiable.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ting , ~ted ) ( ~ up or ~ something up ) Brit. informal become or make more lively or exciting.


go ~ and cold experience a sudden feeling of fear or shock.

have the ~s for informal be sexually attracted to.

~ and heavy N. Amer. informal intense; with intensity.

~ on the heels of following closely.

~ under the collar informal angry or resentful.

in ~ water informal in trouble or disgrace.

make it (or things ) ~ for informal stir up trouble for.


~ly adverb

~ness noun

~tish adjective


OE hāt , of Gmc origin.

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