[hoch] /hɒtʃ/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object)
to fidget; shift one’s weight from one foot to the other.
verb (used with object)
to cause to fidget or shiver.
- Hot-cathode tube
[hot-kath-ohd] /ˈhɒtˈkæθ oʊd/ noun, Electronics. 1. .
noun 1. a plastic or paper bag or small tentlike structure placed over plants in early spring to protect them from frost.
noun 1. a pancake or griddlecake. Idioms 2. sell / go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
- Hot-button issue
noun phrase something that emotionally motivates people to buy one product over another; also, any goods or services that take advantage of this motivation Examples Losing weight is the hot-button issue of the day.