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adjective British English pronunciation: hot /hɒt/ 
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adjectivehot
comparativehotter
superlativehottest
  1. 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

    1. c.
      where the weather is often hot

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

  2. 3
    informal involving strong emotions

    a hot love affair/romance

    have a hot temper (=get angry easily):

    Our coach has a really hot temper.

    1. a.
  3. 4
    informal exciting and interesting, especially because of being new

    hot news about impending changes in Cabinet

    the hot new look in women's fashions

    1. a.
      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.

  4. 5
    informal especially good in some way

    a hot tip (=a useful piece of advice)

    1. a.
      very skilful

      a hot musician/dancer/player

      hot at:

      Kyle's pretty hot at tennis.

  5. 6
    difficult, or dangerous
    hot for:

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

  6. 8
    informal determined to do something
    hot for:

    Hot for revenge, the soldiers marched northward.

  7. 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.

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