hot

/hɒt / (say hot)

adjective (hotter, hottest)
1. having or communicating heat; having a high temperature: a hot stove.
2. having a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation.
3. having an effect as of burning on the tongue, skin, etc., as pepper, mustard, etc.
4. (of drinks sold in bottles or cans) not chilled.
5. having or showing intense feeling; ardent or fervent; vehement; excited: hot temper.
6. sexually excited; lustful.
7. violent, furious, or intense: the hottest battle.
8. strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
9. new; recent; fresh: hot news.
10. following very closely; close: to be hot on someone's heels.
11. (of colours) with red predominating.
12. Games close to the sought-for object or answer.
13. Colloquial (of motor cars) tuned or modified for high speeds: a hot rod.
14. Jazz
a. strongly rhythmical and lively (opposed to cool).
b. energetically or passionately played, especially in the solos.
c. (of a musician) playing such music.
15. radioactive, especially to a degree injurious to health.
16. (of electrical wiring) live (live2 def. 9).
17. Colloquial recently stolen or otherwise illegally obtained; wanted by the police.
18. Colloquial fashionable and exciting.
19. Colloquial currently popular: the hot favourite in a race; a hot sales item.
20. Colloquial sexually attractive; sexually stimulating.
21. Colloquial performing well; peaking
adverb
22. in a hot manner; hotly: the sun shines hot.
phrase (hotted, hotting)
23. a bit hot, Colloquial
a. unfair; dishonest.
b. highly priced.
24. blow hot and cold, to change attitudes frequently; vacillate. {Phrase Origin: from Aesop's fable about a satyr who, after watching a man blow on his hands to warm them and then blow on his soup to cool it, decided to have nothing to do with someone who could blow hot and cold with the same breath}
25. go hot and cold all over or go all hot and cold, to experience, or exhibit signs of, shock or embarrassment.
26. have the hots for, Colloquial to experience a strong sexual attraction to.
27. hot and bothered, upset; flustered; exasperated.
28. hot as Hades, Colloquial very hot.
29. hot as Hay, Hell, and Booligal, Colloquial very hot.
30. hot off the press (or presses),
a. very recently printed.
b. very recently produced
{Phrase Origin: from the notion of a newspaper being still warm as it leaves the hot metal printing press}
31. hot to trot, Colloquial ready to act.
32. hot under the collar, angry; annoyed.
33. hot up,
a. to heat: to hot up the milk.
b. to escalate: he hotted up his attack.
c. to stir up: to hot things up a bit.
d. to tune or modify (a motor vehicle) for high speeds.
e. to grow excited or wild: the party began to hot up.
34. in hot water, Colloquial in trouble.
35. like a cat on a hot tin roof, in a state of extreme agitation.
36. like a cat on hot bricks, in a state of extreme agitation.
37. make it hot for, Colloquial to make life unpleasant for.
38. not so (or too) hot, Colloquial
a. not very good; disappointing.
b. unwell.
{Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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