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scorch
British English: /skɔːtʃ/
American English: /skɔrtʃ/

Translation of scorch in French:

noun

  • also: scorch mark
    légère brûlure (f)

transitive verb

  • (fire)
    brûler
    (sun)
    dessécher (grass, trees)
    (sun)
    griller (lawn)
    (iron etc)
    roussir (fabric)
    scorched earth policy (Military)
    tactique (f) de la terre brûlée

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (grass)
    se dessécher
    (lawn)
    griller
    this fabric scorches easily
    ce tissu est fragile au repassage
  • 2
    also: scorch along
    (British English) [informal] (speed)
    (car, driver, athlete etc)
    foncer [informal]

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