Definition of scorcher in English:

scorcher

Line breaks: scorch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈskɔːtʃə
 
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noun

[usually in singular] informal
1A day or period of very hot weather: next week could be a real scorcher
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  • However, Dave has assured me that a liberal smearing is essential in hot weather, and it's turning into a real scorcher, so I decide I'd better follow his advice.
  • It was the middle of the summer, a real scorcher.
  • Thursday was a real scorcher, up in the high twenties.
2British A remarkable or extreme example of something, in particular:
2.1A very powerfully struck shot or kick: a scorcher of a free kick
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  • Then, with just five minutes of the half remaining, Keith Regan broke forward from the left side of midfield and let fly with a scorcher of a shot from twenty-five yards that gave David Feehan no chance at all in the Fahy goal.
  • McCarthy hit a scorcher just over while Kerins and Trevor Nagle pulled shots just wide.
  • But the Louth boys had the match all square five minutes later through two well-taken points and a scorcher of a goal.
2.2A sensational or very good book, film, or play: the novel is a scorcher
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  • The negotiating builds up to the climax, which is a scorcher.
  • Not so much a summer scorcher, then, but a hot ticket that remains boisterously good fun for the undemanding multiplex-goers.
  • The new version by Opera Ireland at the Gaiety looks like a real scorcher.
2.3A violent argument: those two are having a row, a scorcher
2.4 dated A person who drives or cycles very fast.

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