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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 something to a crisp British & World English

Burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant

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

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

sideburn British & World English

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

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

crash and burn in crash1 British & World English

Come to grief or fail spectacularly

burn one's bridges or British boats in burn1 British & World English

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

go for the burn in burn1 British & World English

Push one’s body to extremes when doing physical exercise

burn oneself out in burn English Thesaurus

don't burn yourself out or you won't even feel up to making that once-weekly trip

burn the midnight oil in burn1 British & World English

Read or work late into the night

burn someone in effigy in effigy British & World English

Burn a model of a person as a protest

burn something to a crisp in crisp British & World English

Burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant

burn a hole in someone's pocket in burn1 British & World English

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