- having a high degree of heat or a high temperature；feeling or producing an uncomfortable sensation of heat
- make or become hot；become or make more lively or exciting
- 1. having a high degree of heat or a high temperature it was hot inside the hall a hot day in late August 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ feeling or producing an uncomfortable sensation of heat she felt hot and her throat was parched 同義詞
- ▪ (of food or drink) prepared by heating and served without cooling this soup is equally good hot or cold 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ informal (of an electric circuit) live or at a high voltage.
- ▪ informal radioactive.
- 2. (of food) containing or consisting of pungent spices or peppers which produce a burning sensation when tasted a very hot dish cooked with green chilli 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. filled with passionate excitement, anger, or other strong emotion the idea had been nurtured in his hot imagination her reply came boiling out of her, hot with rage 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ lustful or erotic steamy bed scenes which may be too hot for young fans
- ▪ (of popular music) strongly rhythmical and excitingly played hot salsa and lambada dancing
- 4. informal involving much activity, debate, or interest the environment has become a very hot issue 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of news) fresh and of great interest have I got some hot gossip for you! 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ currently popular, fashionable, or in demand they know the hottest dance moves 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person) sexually attractive airports are packed full of hot singles and potential partners
- ▪ (of the scent) fresh and strong, indicating that the quarry has passed recently.
- ▪ (in children's games) very close to finding or guessing something.
- 5. informal very knowledgeable or skilful Tony is very hot on local history 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ good this is not so hot for business
- ▪ regarding (something) as very important; strict about local customs officers are hot on confiscations
- 6. informal difficult to deal with he found my story simply too hot to handle
- ▪ (of goods) stolen and difficult to dispose of because easily identifiable. 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person) wanted by the police.
- 1. British informal make or become hot he hotted up the flask
- ▪ British informal become or make more lively or exciting the championship contest hotted up