1. (also hot up) to tell off, to reprimand.
|DSUE (8th edn) 573: 1920s.|
|What They Was 53: Obviously man hotted her up for wasting our time.|
2. (Irish) to beat.
|(con. 1930s) Teems of Times and Happy Returns 98: I don’t want to go to school. The nun’ll hot me for not havin’ any money for the black babies.|
1. to excite sexually.
|Burglar to the Nobility 162: I won’t pretend she couldn’t hot me up like a blowlamp.|
2. to unmask, to cause trouble for.
|in Living Dangerously 29: I can hot them [i.e. the police] up if they’re under cover.|