Adjective "red-hot" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/rɛdˈhɒt/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

So hot as to glow red.
  1. 'the red-hot handle burnt his hand'
  2. 'In our turf-fire environment, the unusual smells of coal slack and hooves burning when a red-hot shoe was fitted, although unpleasant, are nonetheless memorable.'
  3. 'In retaliation, the bewildered girl says, one of her small hands was burned on a red-hot stove.'
  4. 'It was like a red-hot fire spreading through her.'
  5. 'A single pot balanced on the mecha-stove, the two glowing iron coils red-hot beneath it.'
  6. 'A red-hot shower of burning debris rained down on him.'
  7. 'His bare feet really do touch the red-hot coals.'
  8. 'He made each of his players run barefoot over red-hot coals.'
  9. 'He pulled the metal out of the fire, examining the red-hot tip, then put it back in.'
  10. 'A seaman in the US Navy in World War II ran barefoot across the red-hot deck of a burning ship to save a fellow sailor's life.'
  11. 'Depending on the type of coach and chassis, they would have narrowly avoided being minced by a propshaft turning at thousands of revolutions a minute or burned by red-hot exhaust pipes.'
Very exciting, interesting, or good.
  1. 'We can make transport an interesting, attractive, galvanising, inspiring, or perhaps red-hot issue, but buses, trams and even Freudian trains are not and never will be sexy.'
  2. 'The red-hot jazz saxophonist Bhumibol and his beautiful Queen Sirikit, who celebrated their golden jubilee on May 5, 2000, continue to reign and enjoy the respect and devotion of the Thai people.'
  3. 'a red-hot lover'
  4. 'Show-stopping Irish dance leads into passionate flamenco and red-hot salsa routines.'
  5. 'The campaign will include recipes which, it is claimed, can turn the coldest of fish into red-hot lovers.'
  6. 'To an astrophysicist, red-hot foods and red-hot lovers both leave room for improvement.'
  7. 'Ipswich Town are red-hot favourites for the championship'
  8. 'Bundaberg will also be Everigham's first event of the year and after a sensational finish to last year's tour he is expected be one of the red-hot favourites for the 2004 Australian Title.'
  9. 'Unlike our boys in Japan, Steve is the red-hot favourite to win both the first round downhill race in Fort William and the World Cup itself.'
  10. 'There was no disgrace in their defeat by a Leigh team who will be red-hot favourites going into the play-offs.'
  11. 'Back in 1971, the mercurial Alex Murphy pulled off a minor miracle when unfancied Leigh toppled red-hot favourites Leeds to win the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.'
  12. 'The hosts, red-hot favourites to win the match at the start of play yesterday, were left to ponder if they had left their declaration too late.'
  13. 'Today, he is the red-hot favourite to win the classic 12 km race for the third year.'
  14. 'Chester defeated the Giants three times out of four last season and start red-hot favourites to make it four out five.'
  15. 'They have come from behind before but Arsenal are the red-hot favourites.'
  16. 'The big news story of the Athens Olympics was Paula Radcliffe, Britian's red-hot marathon gold-medal favourite, failing to finish.'
  17. 'From that point on her focus had been on the Olympic marathon, for which she started a red-hot favourite.'

Definitions

adjective

1. red with heat; very hot.

2. creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas.

3. violent; furious: red-hot anger.

4. characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.

5. very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market. noun

6. a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.

7. Informal. a hot dog.

8. a small cinnamon-flavored candy.

More examples(as adjective)

"shares can be red-hot on dates."

"phones can be red-hot at places."

"people can be red-hot with homers."

"people can be red-hot in quarters."

"markets can be red-hot."

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