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1       adv   If people discuss, argue, or say something hotly, they speak in a lively or angry way, because they feel strongly.  
ADV with v   (=vehemently)  
The bank hotly denies any wrongdoing.     
2       adv   If you are being hotly pursued, someone is trying hard to catch you and is close behind you.  
ADV with v   (=closely)  
He'd snuck out of America hotly pursued by the CIA.     
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1    angrily, fiercely, heatedly, impetuously, indignantly, passionately, vehemently, with indignation  
2    closely, eagerly, enthusiastically, hotfoot, with enthusiasm  

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holy, hot, hotel, holly

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