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Please,what does "hot verb" mean in english?
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After doing a little Google research, I found that "hot verb" is a term used pedagogically to refer to any high frequency verb that is used in a great variety of situations with a great number of meanings depending on context. It is quite possible that only one particular methodology uses the term. It doesn't seem to be very widespread.

get, make, and take are probably the top three, but go, have, and do would seem to be candidates.

I got sick; I got a letter; I got around to it later; I got the point; ...
I made a cake; I made a complaint; I made a U-turn; I made room for them; ...
I took my time; I took sick; I took the money; I took my friends to dinner; ...

I believe I've heard a completely different term for these. It's something like "meaningless" verb or "placeholder" verb. I think the term may be "vacuous verb".

CJ
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Hi,

Can you provide some context? Where did you find this term?

Clive
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Yeah,for instance,"to go out for a meal and go wrong".the verb "go" is considered as a hot verb.
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Hi,

If you know, can you please define 'a hot verb' so that the rest of us can understand?

Thanks, Clive
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Hello,

Well,unfortunately answers for the real meaning of "hot verbs" aren't clear for me.Some say that they are verbs which have synonyms;Goodman said that they depend on the context,but I've read that hot verbs mean to have a same verb with different usage.That is,if we take as an exmple the verb " go",we can say "to go home" and " go mad ".The second go doesn't mean to go which is the opposite of come but has another meaning.

This is what I understood but I don't know if it's the real meaning because according to Goodman's answer,hot verb doesn't have this meaning.
Did you find "hot verbs" in one particular English grammar book or English course book?

It sounds like something the author of a particular book might have made up simply as a "creative" heading.

I've never heard "hot verbs" used as a standard term.

The word "hot" might have been used to suggest that these are verbs of special interest because they are very "popular" verbs. Verbs such as "go" are commonly used in many different ways. Look at definitions 6a and 6d for the word "hot" here .
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I feel I should clarify this post. I replied to your e-mail. I said "hot verb" can be anything from the way you described to me; but it has no particular meaning to my understanding. And I further gave your a detailed usage on many contexts on "hot". Google further showed that many threads with "hot verb" showed it's a term used in many foreign English Websites. In the further, if you must quote someone's answer. please do so with the entirety.
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