slave over a hot stove

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slave over a hot stove

:to cook
  • I spent all day slaving over a hot stove.

Word by Word Definitions

slave play
  1. : a person held in servitude as the chattel of another

  2. : one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

  3. : a device (such as the printer of a computer) that is directly responsive to another

  1. : enslave

  2. : to make directly responsive to another mechanism

  3. : to work like a slave : drudge

  1. : of, relating to, involving, or used for slaves or slavery

  2. : held in or forced into servitude : enslaved

  3. : favoring or legally permitting slavery

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree

hot play
  1. : having a relatively high temperature

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

  3. : having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. : hotly

  2. : fast, quickly

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

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

  3. : strong sexual desire

  1. : heat, warm

stove play
  1. : a portable or fixed apparatus that burns fuel or uses electricity to provide heat (as for cooking or heating)

  2. : a device that generates heat for special purposes (as for heating tools or heating air for a hot blast)

  3. : kiln

  1. : past tense and past participle of stave


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