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burn1 British & World English

(Of a fire) flame or glow while consuming a material such as coal or wood

burn2 British & World English

A small stream

burn English Thesaurus

the house was burning

burn up British & World English

(Of a fire) produce brighter and stronger flames

burn-in British & World English

Damage to a computer or television screen which occurs when a very bright image has been displayed for too long

burn out British & World English

Cease to function as a result of excessive heat or friction

burn rate British & World English

The rate at which a new company spends its initial capital

lean-burn British & World English

Relating to an internal-combustion engine designed to run on a lean mixture to reduce pollution

burn rubber British & World English

Drive very quickly

flash burn British & World English

A burn caused by sudden intense heat, e.g. from a nuclear explosion

Indian burn British & World English

An act of placing both hands on a person’s arm and then twisting it with a wringing motion to produce a burning sensation

Chinese burn British & World English

An act of placing both hands on a person’s arm and then twisting it to produce a burning sensation

a slow burn British & World English

A state of slowly mounting anger or annoyance

crash and burn British & World English

Come to grief or fail spectacularly

slash-and-burn British & World English

Relating to or denoting a method of agriculture in which existing vegetation is cut down and burned off before new seeds are sown, typically used as a method for clearing forest land for farming

burn one's bridges British & World English

Do something which makes it impossible to return to an earlier state

go for the burn British & World English

Push one’s body to extremes when doing physical exercise

burn something off British & World English

Remove a substance using heat

burn someone out British & World English

Make someone homeless by destroying their home by fire

burn something out British & World English

Completely destroy a building or vehicle by fire, so that only a shell remains

burn someone up British & World English

Make someone very angry

burn something down British & World English

(With reference to a building or structure) destroy or be destroyed completely by fire

burn something into British & World English

Brand or imprint (something) with an image by burning

burn the midnight oil British & World English

Read or work late into the night

burn someone in effigy British & World English

Burn a model of a person as a protest

burn up in burn1 British & World English

(Of a fire) produce brighter and stronger flames

burn something to a crisp British & World English

Burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant

burn something down in burn1 British & World English

(With reference to a building or structure) destroy or be destroyed completely by fire

burn out in burn1 British & World English

Cease to function as a result of excessive heat or friction

burn the candle at both ends British & World English

Go to bed late and get up early

burn a hole in someone's pocket British & World English

(Of money) tempt someone to spend it quickly and extravagantly

get one's fingers burned/burnt British & World English

(Especially in a financial context) suffer unpleasant consequences as a result of one’s actions, discouraging one from trying a similar action again

frazzle British & World English

The state of being completely burnt

burnout British & World English

The reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion

a slow burn in burn1 British & World English

A state of slowly mounting anger or annoyance

burn something into in burn1 British & World English

Brand or imprint (something) with an image by burning

burn something off in burn1 British & World English

Remove a substance using heat

burn someone out in burn1 British & World English

Make someone homeless by destroying their home by fire

burn something out in burn1 British & World English

Completely destroy a building or vehicle by fire, so that only a shell remains

burn someone up in burn1 British & World English

Make someone very angry

sideburn British & World English

A strip of hair grown by a man down each side of the face in front of his ears

burn one's bridges in burn1 British & World English

Do something which makes it impossible to return to an earlier state

crash and burn in crash1 British & World English

Come to grief or fail spectacularly

go for the burn in burn1 British & World English

Push one’s body to extremes when doing physical exercise

burn someone in effigy in effigy British & World English

Burn a model of a person as a protest


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