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Idioms for hot

Origin of hot

before 1000; 1920–25 for def 23; Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt; cognate with Dutch heet, Old Norse heitr, Swedish het, Danish hed, German heiss

OTHER WORDS FROM hot

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British Dictionary definitions for hot up (1 of 2)

hot up

verb (adverb) informal

to make or become more exciting, active, or intensethe chase was hotting up
(tr) another term for soup up

British Dictionary definitions for hot up (2 of 2)

hot
/ (hɒt) /

adjective hotter or hottest

adverb

in a hot manner; hotly
See also hots, hot up

Derived forms of hot

hotly, adverbhotness, noun

Word Origin for hot

Old English hāt; related to Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr, Gothic heito fever
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Idioms and Phrases with hot up

hot

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