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Definition of red-hot adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of metal or something burning) so hot that it looks red Red-hot coals glowed in the fire.
  2. 2showing strong feeling her red-hot anger
  3. 3(informal) new, exciting, and of great interest to people a red-hot issue
  4. 4used to describe the person, animal, or team that is considered almost certain to win a competition, etc. The race was won by the red-hot favorite.
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