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scorch

Pronunciation: /skɔːrtʃ; skɔːtʃ/

Translation of scorch in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [fabric] chamuscar*, quemar; [sun] quemar, agostar, abrasar the sun had scorched the fields/grass el sol había agostado or abrasado los campos/la hierba it was so hot I scorched my tongue estaba tan caliente que me quemé or me abrasé la lengua the iron scorched her sleeve la plancha le chamuscó or le quemó la manga scorched-earth policy[ estrategia militar que consiste en arrasar todo lo que puede serle útil al enemigo ]
    Example sentences
    • I could feel the heat surrounding me, burning me, scorching my skin, causing me to cry out wordlessly in pain.
    • Closely following it was a blast of heat which scorched clothes, ignited buildings and set even the individual blades of grass on fire.
    • The bright suns rays touched her sneakers, scorching them with fiery heat.
    Example sentences
    • I live in an area that was scorched by drought for several years.
    • The countryside had been scorched; the acacia hedges were tipped with orange.
    • In winter much of it is under snow; in spring grass appears, which is scorched dry and swept by the dust storms of summer.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (become scorched) [fabric] chamuscarse*; [food] quemarse
    Example sentences
    • And then my lips, my tongue, were burning, scorching, stinging from the heat.
    • I dropped my sword in panic because I thought that my hands would scorch in the flames.
    • Stir occasionally for even heating and to prevent scorching.
  • 2 (go fast) [person/vehicle] ir* a toda velocidad, ir* a todo lo que da or a toda mecha [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The Glasgow speedster has fallen from grace almost as fast as the winger scorches down the sidelines.
    • This inoffensive-looking car can scorch along at impressive figures, and, as it is based on a chassis with a decent set of dimensions, it has real space for adults in the back.
    • He scorched out of traps to set a blistering pace.

noun/nombre

  • quemadura (feminine) superficial (before noun/delante del nombre) scorch mark marca (feminine) de quemadura superficial

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