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hot  audio  (ht) KEY 

hot·ter, hot·test
    1. Having or giving off heat; capable of burning.
    2. Being at a high temperature.
  1. Being at or exhibiting a temperature that is higher than normal or desirable: a hot forehead.
  2. Causing a burning sensation, as in the mouth; spicy: hot peppers; a hot curry.
    1. Charged or energized with electricity: a hot wire.
    2. Radioactive, especially to a dangerous degree.
    1. Marked by intensity of emotion; ardent or fiery: a hot temper.
    2. Having or displaying great enthusiasm; eager: hot for travel.
    1. Informal Arousing intense interest, excitement, or controversy: a hot new book; a hot topic.
    2. Informal Marked by excited activity or energy: a hot week on the stock market.
    3. Violent; raging: a hot battle.
  3. Slang Sexually excited or exciting.
  4. Slang
    1. Recently stolen: a hot car.
    2. Wanted by the police: a hot suspect.
  5. Close to a successful solution or conclusion: hot on the trail.
  6. Informal
    1. Most recent; new or fresh: a hot news item; the hot fashions for fall.
    2. Currently very popular or successful: one of the hottest young talents around.
    3. Requiring immediate action or attention: a hot opportunity.
  7. Slang Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative: I'm not so hot at math.
  8. Slang Funny or absurd: told a hot one about the neighbors' dog.
  9. Slang
    1. Performing with great skill and daring: a hot drummer.
    2. Having or characterized by repeated successes: a player who is on a hot streak.
    3. Fast and responsive: a hot sports car.
    4. Unusually lucky: hot at craps.
  10. Music Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation: hot jazz.
  11. Bold and bright.
hots  (hts) KEY 
Slang Strong sexual attraction or desire. Used with the.
  1. In a hot manner; hotly.
  2. While hot: foods that are best eaten hot.
hot·ted, hot·ting, hots
Informal To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up: "His book is an exercise in the fashionable art of instant history, in which every episode is hotted up with an anecdote" (Harper's).

hot and bothered Informal
In a state of agitated excitement; flustered: all hot and bothered before the opening performance.
hot and heavy
  1. Informal Passionate or intense: Interest in the new stock was hot and heavy.
  2. Characterized by or engaging in amorous or sexual activity.
hot to trot Slang
  1. Sexually avid; lascivious.
  2. Ready and willing; eager.
hot under the collar Informal
make it hot for Slang
To make things uncomfortable or dangerous for: Don't make it hot for yourself by needlessly finding fault.

Middle English, from Old English ht; see kai- in Indo-European roots


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