I UK [hɒt] / US [hɑt] adjective
Word forms "hot":
adjective hot comparative hotter superlative hottest
Other ways of saying hot:
tepid almost cold: used especially of liquids: a mouthful of tepid coffee lukewarm only slightly hot: used especially of food or liquids: Wash the sweater in lukewarm water. warm pleasantly hot: a warm sunny day a nice warm bath sweltering very hot in a way that is unpleasant or uncomfortable, used especially for describing the weather: the sweltering midday heat boiling (hot) very hot in a way that is unpleasant or uncomfortable. Also used for referring to the temperature of a liquid when it starts to bubble: Can you turn the heating down? I'm boiling. Plunge the pasta into boiling water. scalding (hot) hot enough to burn your skin, used for referring to the temperature of liquids: The bath water was scalding hot. roasting extremely hot: used especially for referring to the temperature inside a place rather than outside: Phew! It's roasting in here! baking very hot and dry: the baking heat of the afternoon sun
1) very high in temperature

Cook the fish under a hot grill for 5 minutes.

Her forehead still feels a bit hot.

It's so hot in here – can't we open a window?

boiling/scalding hot (= extremely hot):

a pan of boiling hot water

a) feeling uncomfortable because the temperature is too high or you are wearing too many clothes

Take your jacket off if you're hot.

b) used about the weather

It's going to be hot again today.

c) where the weather is often hot

The disease is particularly common in hot countries such as India and Panama.

d) cooked and served hot

I haven't had a hot meal in days.

2) hot food contains a lot of spices that create a burning feeling in your mouth
a) informal involving strong emotions

a hot love affair/romance

have a hot temper (= get angry easily):

Our coach has a really hot temper.

b) a hot issue is important and causes arguments because people strongly disagree

Tax cuts have become a hot topic in this election campaign.

a) informal exciting and interesting, especially because of being new

hot news about impending changes in Cabinet

the hot new look in women's fashions

b) exciting, successful, and popular

one of Hollywood's hottest young directors

a hot property (= someone in acting, sport, business etc who has just become very successful):

She's now a very hot property in television.

5) informal especially good in some way

a hot tip (= a useful piece of advice)

a) very skilful

a hot musician/dancer/player

hot at:

Kyle's pretty hot at tennis.

b) very lucky

hot cards/dice

6) difficult, or dangerous
hot for:

When things got too hot for her at home, she'd stay with a friend.

7) informal involving sexual feelings or images

love scenes that are too hot for TV

a) sexually attractive
b) keen to have sex
8) informal determined to do something
hot for:

Hot for revenge, the soldiers marched northward.

9) informal involving a lot of activity or competition

The property market is very hot these days.

hot competition:

There is hot competition from other companies to win the contract.

10) informal stolen and being looked for by the police

a hot car

11) spoken used in a children's game for saying that you are very close to finding something, or to guessing the right answer

(all) hot and bothered — upset and confused, for example because you have too much to do

hot off the press(es) — only just printed, or only just received

not so/too hotspoken not of a very high quality or standard; spoken not feeling very well or very happy

II UK [hɒt] / US [hɑt] verb
Phrasal verbs:

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