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Indian burn

Syllabification: In·di·an burn

Definition of Indian burn in English:

noun

informal
An act of placing both hands on a person’s arm and then twisting it with a wringing motion to produce a burning sensation.
Example sentences
  • It took me a while to figure out what exactly that mark was, it looked like those Indian burns that kids give each other.
  • I've invented arm braces that protect your most vulnerable areas - your arms - from Indian burns.
  • Leo, sitting next to me, suddenly grabbed my arm and pointed at bruises that were in a pattern of Indian burns along with large ovals.

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