intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado burned or , burnt)
- 1 1.1 [fire/flame] arder; [wood/coal] arder, quemarse; [building/town] arder something's burning! se está quemando algo I can smell burning huele or hay olor a quemado a burning smell un olor a quemado the smell of burning rubber el olor a goma quemada or (Mexico/México) hule quemadoMore example sentences1.2 [gas/light] estar* encendido or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) prendido I left the light burning dejé la luz encendida or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) prendida
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- And warning signs include soot stains on or above appliances, coal or wood fires burning slowly or going out and everyone at home feeling ill at the same time.
- There was a bonfire burning in the fire pit and camp chairs set up.
- When we came back, we could just see a great cloud of smoke and in the evening the red glow of fire still burning.
More example sentences1.3 [food] quemarse 1.4 (in sun) [skin] quemarse
- Without the flash, the solitary candle burning inside was the source of light, and the photo really shows up the carving and the fact that it is a Halloween pumpkin.
- The arsonist is believed to have used two large candles from the altar - which he lit from smaller candles burning in a sand-filled bowl - to carry out the attack.
- It is as if there is a small candle burning in the room: bring a bigger light into the room and the small candle simply loses all significance.
- Using energy, mainly by burning fossil fuels, produces waste carbon dioxide.
- Currently we get most of our energy from burning fossil fuels.
- Most backup diesel generators burn distillate fuel oil, the same fuel used for heating and for aircraft.
- 2 2.1 (be hot) arder my cheeks/ears were burning me ardían las mejillas/las orejas the midday sun burned down on them el sol de mediodía caía a plomo sobre ellos 2.2 (smart, sting) [eyes/wound] escocer*, arder (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) a burning sensation un escozor, un ardor (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)More example sentences
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- As summer came on, his skin was burning or peeling, white or red; he never browned.
- An added problem is the ‘Celtic’ skin type which is common in Scotland: fairer skins burn more easily, and burns mean more skin cancer risk.
- He also commented on the lack of moisturiser as his skin burned, peeled and then peeled again in the blazing sun.
- All were in bad temper and soaking wet, eyes burning and sore from the oceans' salt as they sat along the disheveled bank.
- My hips were sore and my thighs burned from the repeated kicking.
- You can relieve dry mouth, which may cause your mouth to burn or feel sore, by drinking plenty of water.
- 3 3.1 (be consumed) arder to burn
withsth arder dealgo she was burning with impatience/curiosity ardía de impaciencia/curiosidad 3.2 (long) [literary/literario] she burned for revenge/his embrace deseaba ardientemente vengarse/que la abrazara to burn to + infinitive/infinitivomorirse* por+ infinitive/infinitivo, arder en deseos de+ infinitive/infinitivo[literary/literario] he was burning to tell her se moría por decírselo, ardía en deseos de decírselo [literary/literario]
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado burned or , burnt)
- 1 1.1 [letter/book/rubbish] quemar; [building/town] incendiar, quemar I burned the paint off the door le saqué la pintura a la puerta con un soplete the mark is burned into the wood/on the animal's hide la marca está grabada a fuego en la madera/en la piel del animal I burned a hole in my sleeve me quemé la manga ([ con un cigarrillo etc ]) to burn one's boats o bridges quemar las naves 1.2 (overcook) I've burned the cake/meat se me ha quemado el pastel/la carne 1.3 (consume) the stove burns gas la cocina funciona a or con gas we burn a lot of electricity/gas usamos or gastamos mucha electricidad/mucho gas coal-burning stove cocina (feminine) de or a carbón candle, oil 1 1 4 1.4 [witch/heretic] quemarMore example sentences
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- Grams finally got us all in there, and much to my surprise, the walls did not ignite and burn to the ground.
- So every hut we find that has a bunker we are ordered to burn to the ground.
- Africa could safely burn to the ground and beneath before they would go back there again.
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- From where she was, it seemed like the whole City was burning.
- And the city duly burned for four days, the flames jumping 20 blocks northwards every hour on the first night.
- Border City burned, the magical flames from Uriko's spell spreading out from near its center, engulfing the whole city.
- Miraculously he never burned himself or set the house on fire.
- Ricky burned himself trying to make toast and got a blister on his hand, but he felt he was managing.
- Mrs Dhariwal said to her son: ‘I have burned myself and I want to kill myself.’
- 2 2.1 (injure) quemar to burn oneself quemarse I've burned my tongue me he quemado la lengua careful you don't burn yourself on the iron ten cuidado, no vayas a quemarte con la plancha to be burned to death morir* abrasado 2.2 (swindle) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], estafar, timar [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- You can purchase and download hardware and software MPEG Encoders to burn a DVD.
- Only one measure can be used against widespread cloning of prerecorded audio media by burning CDRs: copy protection!
- C-Cube, Henry adds, has been in the digital business since the first DVDs were burned.
- 3 (create) quemar
- 1 (injury) quemadura (feminine) she suffered severe/minor burns to her face sufrió quemaduras graves/leves en la cara he has third-degree burns tiene quemaduras de tercer grado
- 2 (on surface) quemadura (feminine) a cigarette burn una quemadura or marca de cigarrillo
- 3 (feeling) escozor (masculine), ardor (masculine) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) slow burn (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] Mary did a slow burn when she heard it a Mary le empezó a hervir la sangre cuando lo oyó
burn away verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [oil/coal] consumirse 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento quemar
burn down verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento incendiar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio incendiarse, quedar reducido a cenizas
burn offverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [paint/varnish] quitar ([ con llama ]); [gas/impurities/calories] quemar
burn out verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (stop burning) [fire/candle] apagarse* 1.2 [motor] quemarse 1.1verb + object + adverb (+ preposition + object)/verbo + complemento + adverbio (+ preposición + complemento) (force out) they burned the rebels out of the building prendieron fuego al edificio para obligar a salir a los rebeldes 1.2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio to burn itself out [fire] apagarse* he's burnt himself out [actor/singer] está acabado or [colloquial/familiar] quemado
burn up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (consume) [fuel] consumir; [calories] quemar this car really burns up the miles [colloquial/familiar] este coche corre de maravilla [colloquial/familiar] he was burned up with jealousy lo consumían los celos 1.2 (annoy, anger) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], enfermar (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], calentar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], poner* enfermo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [meteorite/rocket] desintegrarse