Meaning of HOT in English

HOT

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cold/warm/hot spell

There was a very cold spell in late November.

a hot commodity (= one that a lot of people want to buy )

Web domains ending in .com became hot commodities.

a hot meal

With a hot meal inside me, I began to feel better.

a hot topic (= one that a lot of people are discussing or arguing about )

Gangs and drugs are the hot topics in this district.

a hot/warm drink

Come inside and I’ll make you a hot drink.

a hot/warm/cool bath

Why don't you have a nice warm bath?

a shade too big/hot/fast etc

Matt’s clothes were just a shade too big for me.

boiling hot

It was a boiling hot morning.

cold/hot compress

Apply a cold compress to the injury.

hot air

The theory was dismissed as a lot of hot air.

hot and sticky

It was hot and sticky and there was nowhere to sit.

hot button

Your letter certainly hit a hot button.

hot cake

Copies of the book are selling like hot cakes.

hot chocolate

hot desk

hot dish

hot dog

hot dog

hot favourite

He was the hot favourite for the Booker Prize.

hot flush

hot food

She wanted a rest and some hot food.

hot gossip (= interesting gossip )

What’s the latest hot gossip going round at work then?

hot key

hot link

hot on the trail of (= they are close to finding them )

Police believe they are hot on the trail of a drug-smuggling gang .

hot pants

hot potato

The issue has become a political hot potato .

hot rod

hot spot

Many microwaves heat unevenly, leading to hot spots in the milk.

hot spring

hot springs

There are several hot springs in the area.

hot tears

I felt the hot tears running down my face.

hot tub

hot (= with a strong, burning taste that comes from strong spices )

I love really hot curry.

hot

They serve hot soup from mobile kitchens.

hot

It had been a long hot summer.

hot

The tea was too hot to drink.

hot

Drink lots of water in hot weather.

hot

There isn't any hot water!

hot/warm

Can I have a cup of warm milk please?

in hot pursuit (= following closely behind )

The quarterback sprinted toward the end zone with Jansen in hot pursuit .

political hot potato

The issue has become a political hot potato .

scorching hot

a scorching hot day

serve sth hot/cold etc

Teacakes should be served hot with butter.

slave (away) over a hot stove (= cook – used humorously )

the cold/hot tap

She scrubbed her hands under the cold tap.

the hot/warm sun

The hot sun beat down on the men working.

warm/hot sunshine

Don't spend too long in hot sunshine without a hat.

warm/hot

Warm air rises and is replaced by cooler and denser air.

I felt a sudden rush of hot air.

warm/hot

Many people prefer to live where the climate is warm.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

air

The steel rope had to be used because a normal tight rope wouldn't keep taut between two unpredictable hot air balloons.

But there is another way to make it float, which is to fill it with hot air .

As the hand was held on the blazing ring, the stench of burning flesh was clearly noticeable in the hot air .

The campaign for a deregulated electric utility industry, like a balloon, is filled with a lot of hot air .

But nothing could have prepared me for the hydraulic blast of hot air that came as I stepped out.

Today, however, most recommendations are known to be hot air and tail-covering platitudes.

He had the car heater on and the whirring as it blew out hot air was beginning to annoy him.

You think this stuff about flying is a lot of hot air .

bath

Singer's face was flushed as if he'd just got out of a hot bath .

Christine eased out of bed and into the bathroom and ran a hot bath .

Gin and hot baths , exercises.

Actress Lindsay Wagner revealed her recipe to combat jet lag: Epsom salts and baking soda poured into a hot bath .

I was a proper wife, ever ready with a hot bath and a soothing word for my weary provider.

He would return to his apartment, take off his clothes, and sit in a hot bath .

He kept thinking how nice it would be to lie in a hot bath and soak out the cold and the dirt.

Some days she took a hot bath and let hot water fall out of a saturated washcloth.

cake

All the rage, she says, selling like hot cakes .

If you are having hot cakes , also order hash browns.

Opren was selling like hot cakes .

It should sell like hot cakes if I knock it into the right sort of shape.

Cards depicting Santa in horribly compromising positions are selling like hot cakes .

It smelled of hot cake rising in the oven.

chocolate

Mostly it was hot chocolate she made, warming the milk in a saucepan on the stove before mixing it.

He always drank tea in the morning, and she, suffering from an ulcer, always drank hot chocolate .

Phoebe made all three of them hot chocolate .

The church-run concession was open, selling coffee and hot chocolate .

If only I hadn't had that last cup of hot chocolate .

Books serves coffee and the tastiest hot chocolate in town.

We rode into the Place St Michel and sat in a café drinking hot chocolate .

In the evening, the Lanes offer warm conversation along with cool drinks, coffee, tea or hot chocolate .

coal

It was our shovelful of hot coals for the brazier.

Add a few hot coals after 30 minutes to maintain even heat.

Selma arrived escorting two braziers, one to keep the coffee pots hot and another for hot coals for the incense pots.

That would explain why Clemson's football recruits can walk on hot coals ....

Throw a few twigs of rosemary, fennel or lavender on to hot coals for extra fragrance.

The sausages are also excellent grilled over hot coals .

I'd have walked across hot coals for my grandfather.

Wipe excess marinade off quail and grill quail, skin side down, over hot coals for 4 to 5 minutes.

coffee

He would be craving hot coffee and food.

A typical menu consisted of tomato surprise, assorted cold meats, sandwiches, fruit cup, cake, and hot coffee .

Then he fetched a mug and a can of hot coffee .

Boiling hot coffee shot out in a stream on to my leg.

I pour a hot coffee , and sit sipping at it in my kitchen armchair.

We are going to have ourselves some nice hot coffee and you can lie there and watch.

Inside it was warm with the smell of hot coffee and fried pork.

country

The rich in hot countries made for the mountains.

It also represents life itself Where a tree grows, life can exist and this is especially recognized in a hot country .

Tyler recommended that pesticide tests be developed specially for hot countries .

Being out in those hot countries , you know, he's never had a chance to learn.

Chocolate calls for an alternative recipe in hot countries if it is to maintain its texture and taste.

They evolved in the bloodstreams of people in hot countries as a defence against malaria and occur mainly in black people.

day

It was a hot day , and I think I must have been half asleep when I noticed something very strange.

It was going to be a hot day .

It was true there were many snakes there on hot days sunning themselves but that did not worry him.

A boiling hot day it was, everybody red-faced and sweating.

One hot day I remember leaving guns and clothes along the river bank and swimming without a stitch on.

At the end of six weeks 1 was sitting in a taverna in Sparta in the evening of a long hot day .

drink

He said he supposed it was and offered to show them into the Intensive Care room which had a hot drinks machine.

Gone was the free and easy time of three meals a day and as many hot drinks as we liked.

I wish I'd got some cos I could really do with a hot drink .

It was only enough for one hot meal per day, plus two brew-ups for hot drinks at breakfast and at midday.

Alida went downstairs, stooping a little, not knowing that she stooped, annoyed at the trouble a hot drink caused.

Hot pasties and hot drinks are served below deck at the bar, a comfort on chilly days.

All hot drinks also each have two teaspoons of sugar added.

Then he remembered the hot drink he'd promised her.

flush

Hot drinks cause sweating and hot flushes in the face and head.

He underlined passages about hot flushes and stress.

Heat on top of the head; feet burn at night in bed, hot flushes rising up.

This treatment can reduce hot flushes and vaginal thinning and is also highly effective against osteoporosis.

Also, hot flushes are quite easily camouflaged with such exertion.

All this with a thudding heart, hot flushes and the school run?

The muscles of his arms and chest were rippling as he moved and she felt a hot flush creeping over her body.

food

They had microwave ovens where he was able to heat up a portion of hot food to eat in the car.

Toucans sit in cages and aluminum pots steam with hot food , stewed beef and chicken or sausage and potatoes.

Perhaps after the hot food in the evening?

We delivered hot food , clothing, mail, and ammunition to them every day.

Keep hot food and cold food cold.

So school becomes a sanctuary, a haven of stability, hot food and teachers who care.

An application has been made to establish a hot food shop adjacent to the chip shop.

There were lots of times we were resupplied with hot food .

issue

Radon exposure is the hottest issue among radiation scientists today - but it remains almost entirely unknown to the public.

Despite the ominous thunder of global war, the date on which to observe Thanksgiving was a hot issue .

Salah had succeeded in creating a hot issue .

Lockwood said any new city manager is inevitably confronted with one or two hot issues fairly quickly.

line

It was as if she had a hot line to the Devil.

This is a hot line established by state child welfare agencies for the reporting of child abuse.

The white, hot line certainly wouldn't.

The Army, which has set up a toll-free hot line , is investigating more than 200 allegations throughout the service.

Paper-thin knives of light penetrated through air vents in the dispenser's casing and drew hot lines across Bernice's face.

The information will be collected on a confidential hot line , called Raceguard, operating on a 24-hour answerphone from next Tuesday.

Union leaders say the hot line is needed badly.

meal

It was by now that and I wondered whether chilli had been a good choice for a hot meal .

Instead of having parents pack lunches, he decided the kids should get free, hot meals .

With a warm fire, and a hot meal , I began to recover from my unpleasant experiences.

Why have a separate bureaucracy charged with one small thing-delivering hot meals to the elderly?

During cold weather, hot meals and plenty of hot drinks will make you feel warmer inside.

What is so special about a hot meal anyway?

His wet, cold body was aching and calling out for a hot meal and warm bed.

You want us all home for hot meals !

potato

And Ireland was the sort of hot potato a Bagshaw feared most.

In Gloucestershire for instance, it's the hottest of hot potatoes .

It had become a political hot potato , and time ran out as backers bickered over what tests to run.

Not so much political hot potatoes , as political sweeteners.

That's when you see the Colonel and his council playing pass-the-parcel with a hot potato .

pursuit

He would chase after them with me in hot pursuit , so he had to go back.

The first time a car approached I ran from it, thinking it was an agent of Edna in hot pursuit .

The incumbent is now off in hot pursuit of government funding for the much-enlarged interoperability lab, see above.

A pack leader saw the police in hot pursuit , called six Sturmabteilungen to him and led them into the stadium.

Is he satisfied with the present arrangements for hot pursuit ?

Seeing Naseby in hot pursuit running on foot after the cart almost convinced him it was.

She promptly set down her plate of lobster salad and set off in hot pursuit .

seat

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat , has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat .

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

There are as many as five coaches currently on the hot seat .

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

Because there is no way I would want to be on the hot seat Smith now finds himself.

This will help the person in the hot seat to become more relaxed and confident in the role of the character.

That mix-up was just one of several election problems that put then-Registrar of Voters Germaine Wong on the hot seat .

spot

But melanoma country is any hot spot .

Commercial banking was a surprising hot spot .

The effect of a downward draught is that the development of hot spots in the kiln is minimised.

Fish populations shrank, and captains spent more time looking for hot spots .

One of the world's hot spots that might give clues for the future.

The clusters of hot spots were yet another case of inside affecting outside.

The hot spots contain 133,149 species of plants and 9,645 of vertebrates.

One day, I remember, we were over an area and getting all sorts of hot spots .

spring

The lake is noted for its hot springs , steam jets and geysers.

Scientists hope the coming generation of Mars probes will detect former hot springs .

Hot, hydrothermally altered ground and relatively weak fumaroles, but no active hot springs , are found on these volcanoes.

Hippie dips, or hot pots, are circles of rocks built around natural hot springs .

And it had been so since the day that she had turned to leave Sycorax at the hot springs .

Are they always among the first colonizers, the weeds of this hot spring ecosystem?

It is a special feature of Baden that the hot springs belong to the hotels.

These rocks, he says, contain the same chemicals that are Supersaturated in the hot springs today.

stuff

These are pretty hot stuff so it is £80 I am afraid.

Flings like the recent Los Angeles Salsa Festival are proof that hoofers have the hot stuff .

It's hot stuff you're dealing with.

summer

Another mild spring and long, hot summer ?

We stood out in the hot summer sun, but minutes later were ushered back in.

It was a hot summer day, and our employees were dressed... casually.

Some people are looking forward to less harsh winters and longer, hotter summers .

The refreshing spray was much savored by visitors to the fair during that hot summer of 1876.

sun

Avoid the very hot sun around the middle of the day. 3.

The hot sun was beginning to take its toll on the fragile trees.

For hot sun to drive away the chill inside her.

The guests pick and eat strawberries under a hot sun .

Coconuts grew almost to the edge of the silver strip of coral beach, which sparkled in the hot sun .

The train had been delayed several times and held at sidings under the hot sun .

Soon, though, smoke is coming out of the straw-stack and hot sun is turning the water into steam.

Bwoy, you sit in de hot sun tod long.

tap

She stretched to manipulate the hot tap with her toe.

Pour hottest tap water into the larger baking pan to a depth of 1 inch.

She apologizes because there seems to be no hot water coming out of the hot tap .

I shivered and reached for the hot taps but changed my mind.

For under-sink installation it is essential to use the purpose-designed hot tap supplied by the heater manufacturer.

The bedroom lock is insecure and only one hot tap on a swivel trickles into both bath and basin.

I wash it every Saturday, under the hot tap .

You like a nice wash under the hot tap .

topic

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The hot topic in political circles here is who might become Sen.

Aphid insecticide resistance-a hot topic for beet and potato growers as well as horticulturalists.

The other hot topic at E3 this time was the new 3-D add-in cards for personal computers.

The next decade looks promising - especially for those who study the newly hot topic of neutrinos.

Friday, 29 years after he was slain by a single rifle shot, his assassination is once again a hot topic .

The subject of pensions is likely to be a hot topic at Labour's annual conference in October.

tub

One reveller was already pouring bubble bath into a huge hot tub so he and his partner could frolic in the suds.

In one issue, Slepian agonizes over buying a $ 7, 000 hot tub .

But if you want to try a hot tub I can do better than that.

Typical Californian, thinking hot tubs and tax brackets.

It boasts a hot tub , tennis court, heated pool and several smashing views of the Potomac.

A sixteen-room hotel with a hot tub out back, and no guests.

water

The brewer must now extract these sugars by adding more hot water and so transfers the mash to a mash-tun.

Illegal testing can land employers in hot water to the tune of $ 10, 000 per violation.

If it is, hot water will flow into the radiator from the pipework and displace the trapped air.

For $ 45, 1 luxuriate at midnight in a tub brimming with hot water .

She'd come and give me a hot water bottle.

I took it in the bowl of hot water , with the soap, into the room where Claude was sleeping.

You run down and make sure there's hot water .

Rising hot water pulls with it a surrounding sheath of cold water, effectively insulating the base of the jet.

weather

Canvas plimsolls are a better, cheaper bet for keeping cool in hot weather .

Berry production, which begins in June and continues through October, will taper off in really hot weather .

She had few clothes, and fewer still suitable for the hot weather .

Savoys do fine in hot weather if given some shade.

We had some hot weather , but with an eiderdown of cloud under the sun.

But, you also should discover, the builders did think of some ways to keep the house cooler in hot weather .

Fabric boots are light and comfortable, and are ideal for use in hot weather .

In hot weather , clean air conditioner filters.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(hard/hot/close) on sb's heels

(hard/hot/close) on the heels of sth

Critique followed hot on the heels of this pioneering work.

On the heels of this came Mr J. to tell us that young Mrs P. had had her thighbone crushed.

Then it seemed that the consummation would follow soon on the heels of its inauguration.

With another couple of laps he might have finished close on the heels of the two Dunlops.

be selling/going like hot cakes

blow hot and cold

I can't tell what he wants - he keeps blowing hot and cold.

In our dealings with the police we have found that they can blow hot and cold. Sometimes they are keen to have media help in solving a crime, other times they are more reluctant.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

burning hot

Heat waves rose off the burning hot desert sands.

But then he covered her, his naked body burning hot, heavy but not crushing, strong and powerful.

Her breath was short, her lips burning hot from the touch of his.

I take a quick breakfast myself, and a short nap. 8: 00-8: 05 AMThe sun is burning hot.

Obviously the inner layer was punctured because the outer skin was burning hot against her chill fingers.

She was burning hot with embarrassment and guilt.

There at last was the fire burning hot, high and welcoming.

have/get the hots for sb

I think he's got the hots for you, Elaine.

But my, what a great body - no wonder Luke's got the hots for you.

Well, Big Breakfast's Donna Air seems to have the hots for him.

hot dog roast/oyster roast etc

hotter/colder/better etc than ever

And that incentive was increased when they got personal recognition and satisfaction from doing it better than ever before.

He says the new films are better than ever .

Organised by the Alton and District Arts Council, the week promises to be better than ever .

The moviemaking machine that Walt Disney created sixty years ago is working better than ever today.

The National Health Service is now better than ever .

The opportunities now are better than ever .

This year's attractions are bigger and better than ever , with events running from Tuesday to Saturday.

Watermen talked about their catches so far this year, which they said have been better than ever .

in the hot seat

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat , has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

Put them in the hot seat and question then to find out.

This will help the person in the hot seat to become more relaxed and confident in the role of the character.

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

We can put Ant in the hot seat to find out.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat .

like a (hot) knife through butter

Lori seemed to go through men like a knife through butter.

like a cat on hot bricks

piping hot

An individual pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, is served piping hot to your table.

Food should not be too hot, however, so you should avoid serving piping hot boiled meals.

Or how the mayonnaise melted into a piping hot baked potato?

Stir the clams into the sauce and heat for a further 1-2min until piping hot. 4.

The chefs prepare your selections as you order them so they're served piping hot.

There was a fruit pie of some sort with delicious crust pastry - each helping covered with freshly made piping hot custard.

They arrive at the table still piping hot from the pan with an exterior that is crisp and light.

To keep things piping hot and juicy, the meats are served on heated plates.

sell like hot cakes

steaming hot

Later, we carried steaming hot water through the Buffalo snowdrifts to thaw our chickens' wafer bucket.

The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.

strike while the iron is hot

Don't wait until tomorrow before you tell him, strike while the iron is hot!

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

unseasonably warm/cold/hot etc

Harvesting began early in Bordeaux as well, due to unseasonably warm weather.

It was mid-summer, and unseasonably warm for Glasgow.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

The mid-afternoon sun was still unseasonably warm, and there were children bathing in the sea.

The night being unseasonably warm, most of the windows were wide open.

The spring day was unseasonably warm, and after two hour's tuition she went into the clubhouse.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hot salsa

a hot summer's day

a pot of hot coffee

At the end of the day all I want to do is to relax in a nice hot bath.

Be careful! That pan's still very hot .

Bea was hot and tired from the long walk home.

Cook the steaks over red hot coals.

Don't touch the barbecue - it's burning hot .

Dozens of volunteers serve hot meals to 200 homeless people every night.

I'm too hot - could you open the window?

I make a lot of salads during hot weather.

Isn't it hot today?

It's hot in here. Isn't the air conditioner working?

It's going to be a hot , sunny day.

It's too hot to go for a bike ride.

It was hot and humid in the Caribbean.

It was much too hot in his office to do any work.

It was the hottest summer this century.

Jimbo had a hot night in Las Vegas and won $430.

Levi's 501 jeans continue to be a hot item.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Does your relationship run hot and cold?

For $ 45, 1 luxuriate at midnight in a tub brimming with hot water.

Grill over hot coals until rare to medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Obviously, it's.., the hot water tank.

Pour the hot fudge over the marshmallows.

Recently we have had trouble with the engine misfiring and stalling, even when hot .

She'd come and give me a hot water bottle.

Turned on a tap: hot water!

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(hard/hot/close) on sb's heels

(hard/hot/close) on the heels of sth

Critique followed hot on the heels of this pioneering work.

On the heels of this came Mr J. to tell us that young Mrs P. had had her thighbone crushed.

Then it seemed that the consummation would follow soon on the heels of its inauguration.

With another couple of laps he might have finished close on the heels of the two Dunlops.

be selling/going like hot cakes

burning hot

Heat waves rose off the burning hot desert sands.

But then he covered her, his naked body burning hot, heavy but not crushing, strong and powerful.

Her breath was short, her lips burning hot from the touch of his.

I take a quick breakfast myself, and a short nap. 8: 00-8: 05 AMThe sun is burning hot.

Obviously the inner layer was punctured because the outer skin was burning hot against her chill fingers.

She was burning hot with embarrassment and guilt.

There at last was the fire burning hot, high and welcoming.

have/get the hots for sb

I think he's got the hots for you, Elaine.

But my, what a great body - no wonder Luke's got the hots for you.

Well, Big Breakfast's Donna Air seems to have the hots for him.

hot dog roast/oyster roast etc

hotter/colder/better etc than ever

And that incentive was increased when they got personal recognition and satisfaction from doing it better than ever before.

He says the new films are better than ever .

Organised by the Alton and District Arts Council, the week promises to be better than ever .

The moviemaking machine that Walt Disney created sixty years ago is working better than ever today.

The National Health Service is now better than ever .

The opportunities now are better than ever .

This year's attractions are bigger and better than ever , with events running from Tuesday to Saturday.

Watermen talked about their catches so far this year, which they said have been better than ever .

in the hot seat

City player-manager Peter Reid, still a rookie in the hot seat , has done a fine job since replacing Howard Kendall.

He was in the hot seat for more than three hours.

Put them in the hot seat and question then to find out.

This will help the person in the hot seat to become more relaxed and confident in the role of the character.

Tips Always address the person in the hot seat by the name of the character you have chosen.

We can put Ant in the hot seat to find out.

Wilkinson and Manion will be in the hot seat .

like a (hot) knife through butter

Lori seemed to go through men like a knife through butter.

like a cat on hot bricks

piping hot

An individual pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, is served piping hot to your table.

Food should not be too hot, however, so you should avoid serving piping hot boiled meals.

Or how the mayonnaise melted into a piping hot baked potato?

Stir the clams into the sauce and heat for a further 1-2min until piping hot. 4.

The chefs prepare your selections as you order them so they're served piping hot.

There was a fruit pie of some sort with delicious crust pastry - each helping covered with freshly made piping hot custard.

They arrive at the table still piping hot from the pan with an exterior that is crisp and light.

To keep things piping hot and juicy, the meats are served on heated plates.

steaming hot

Later, we carried steaming hot water through the Buffalo snowdrifts to thaw our chickens' wafer bucket.

The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.

unseasonably warm/cold/hot etc

Harvesting began early in Bordeaux as well, due to unseasonably warm weather.

It was mid-summer, and unseasonably warm for Glasgow.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

The mid-afternoon sun was still unseasonably warm, and there were children bathing in the sea.

The night being unseasonably warm, most of the windows were wide open.

The spring day was unseasonably warm, and after two hour's tuition she went into the clubhouse.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By 1986 things were hotting up a bit.

The pace of reforms to working practices is also hotting up.

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