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hot up

1. To increase in heat; to heat up (something). Primarily heard in UK. I'm just waiting for this stew to hot up, and then we'll be ready to eat! I'm sorry about that, sir, would you like me to hot up that steak for you?
2. To make or become more intense, interesting, or exciting. Primarily heard in UK. The election campaigns for the local MP are really hotting up. I feel like my relationship with Darren is really beginning to hot up.
See also: hot, up

have the hots for (one)

1. To have a strong sexual attraction to someone. I think Jenny has the hots for my brother John.
2. By extension, to have a strong desire for something. Dan's always got the hots for the latest technological fads.
See also: have, hots

have the hots for someone

Sl. to be sexually aroused by someone. Perry has the hots for Earline.
See also: have, hots

have the hots for someone


get the hots for someone

If someone has the hots for you or gets the hots for you, they are very strongly attracted to you sexually. It's obvious Catherine has the hots for Curran. Just as I suspected, Angie. You're starting to get the hots for James.
See also: have, hots

have the hots for

be sexually attracted to. informal
1996 Janette Turner Hospital Oyster One summer night, there was a man with a knife, a man on my own surveying team, a man I fancied, a man I knew had the hots for me.
See also: have, hots

get/have the ˈhots for somebody

(informal) be sexually attracted to somebody: I reckon Jim’s really got the hots for you!
See also: get, have, hots, somebody

have hot pants (for someone)

and have the hots (for someone)
tv. to be sexually aroused over someone in particular; to lust after someone. (Also with got as in the examples.) She really has hot pants for him. Yup, she’s got the hots, all right.
See also: have, hot, pant

have the hots for someone

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have the hots

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A simple add-on feature to the mold allows the unitized hot runner to be completely exposed to permit replacement of nozzle heaters and thermocouples while the molds is in the press.
Among the novelties were a simpler design for a bolt-on hot half, angled drops with a variable-angle hinge, and the first hot-runner systems to incorporate the MeltFlipper runner-balancing technology in the manifold.
Standard and special runnerless molding systems and components include hot manifolds, complete bolt-on systems prewired and tested, integrally heated probes, hotsprue bushings/nozzles, two-stage externally heated nozzle filters, thermocouples, and hot-runner temperature controls.
Full spectrum of runnerless molding systems: hot tips to valve gates, multiple gate nozzles to hot sprue bushings, prewired manifolds to complete hot-half systems.
The tremendous success of the first game was a clear indicator that hot rodding and the Hot Rod brand were in demand," said Sean Holzman, SVP of Sales and Marketing, PRIMEDIA Enterprises, the worldwide brand licensing division for PRIMEDIA, Inc.
Hot Rod: Garage to Glory(TM) is the ultimate drag racing game for hot rodding enthusiasts," said Scott Zerby, vice president of ValuSoft.
The Palm Pizza utilizes Hot Stuff's signature technologies and on-the-go food innovations to create the first fresh baked pizza created to be eaten on the run.
In addition to the cooking technology, the product formulation developed by Hot Stuff allows Palm Pizzas to hold longer without any affect on quality or taste, perfect for grab-n-go availability.
Just because you're in a hurry, doesn't mean your taste buds have to suffer," said Des Hague, president, CEO and director of Hot Stuff Foods in Sioux Falls, SD.
Hot Stuff Foods has researched consumers on the go and their eating habits over the last two decades and found that 90 percent of the population purchases portable convenience foods.
NASDAQ:FLRE), a leading supplier of wireless broadband access technologies and systems, has chosen to implement cPCI Hot Swap capabilities within its broadband wireless access system using Jungo Go-HotSwap software infrastructure.
Using GO-HotSwap, telecom/datacom vendors can implement CompactPCI Hot Swap capabilities under VxWorks, Linux, Solaris, Windows 2000, NT and 9x, where these capabilities are not natively supported.
In addition to the roaming partnership, Boingo will promote Pronto's Hotspot Managed Services as a "WISP-In-A-Box" on the Hot Spot Operators micro-site at Boingo.
for a Spot at the 5th Annual Nestle(R) Crunch(R) Hot Shots Camp