hot on the trail of

Definition of hot on the trail of

  1. :  chasing and close to catching (someone) The police are hot on the trail of the escaped convicts.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having a relatively high temperature

    :  capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

    :  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. :  hotly

    :  fast, quickly

  1. :  a period of relatively high temperature :  a period of heat

    :  one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  1. :  heat, warm

trailplay
  1. :  to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground

    :  to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner

    :  to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground

  1. :  something that trails or is trailed: such as

    :  a trailing plant

    :  the train of a gown


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