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

Translation of scorch in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (fabric)
    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

  • 1 (become scorched)
    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 [colloquial]
    ir a toda mecha [colloquial]
    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.


  • quemadura (feminine) superficial
    (before noun) scorch mark
    marca (feminine) de quemadura superficial
    Example sentences
    • Huge black scorch marks marred the surface that would have normally been a shiny metal.
    • Is that what this scorch mark is all about then?
    • There were no scorch marks, no soiling of any sort.
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