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Having a notably high temperature
“We had to get out of the burning building quickly as the hot flames were starting to become dangerous.”
(of the weather or climate) Having a high degree of heat or a high temperature
“The summer months are hot with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 90's, but the winters are mild.”
Spicy to taste
“Smoke was rising from the barbecue and the special mustard for the frying sausage was really hot and spicy.”
Involving much activity, debate, or interest
“The discussion would turn into a hot and emotional debate between the parties involved.”
Currently popular, fashionable, or in demand
“And that's why the hot new thing in popular music is the good old sound of heritage rock.”
Having a strong primal desire
“He admitted that the racy photos made him a little hot under the collar.”
Tending to provoke a strong primal desire
“She wore a hot dress that would lead to various degrees of over-exposure.”
Stolen or otherwise illegally obtained
“The situation goes from bad to worse after they find a way to dispose of the hot merchandise.”
Feeling or producing an uncomfortable sensation of bodily heat
“I'm feeling a little hot. I think I might be coming down with something.”
Filled with passionate excitement, anger, or other strong emotion
“All I felt was frustration, anger and a slew of hot emotions roiling through me.”
Being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles
“Yet the formal inquiry dragged on for a week and became the latest hot topic for talkback radio and office gossip.”
Very knowledgeable or skilful
“I have to admit that I'm not too hot with maths.”
(informal) Physically attractive
“The ladies only watched the game because they thought the players were hot.”
Fiercely competitive in nature
“We cannot rest on our laurels as the competition is extremely hot right now.”
Showing urgent desire or interest
“I've got it bad, got it bad, got it bad. I'm hot for homework.”
(informal) Exhibiting radioactivity
“Robots can be employed to safely concentrate and reprocess the hot materials.”
With great speed
“Staff are currently working hot and heavy to meet the deadline.”
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