intransitive verb past tense & past participle burned or burnt
- 1 1.1(fire/flame)
arderse está quemando algoI can smell burninghuele or hay olor a quemadoa burning smellun olor a quemadothe smell of burning rubberel olor a goma quemada or (Mexico) hule quemadoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
(gas/light)I left the light burning
- 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.
estar encendido or (Latin America tb) prendidodejé la luz encendida or (Latin America tb) prendidaExample sentences
- 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.
quemarseExample sentences1.4 (in sun)
- 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.’
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (be hot) my cheeks/ears were burningme ardían las mejillas/las orejasthe midday sun burned down on themel sol de mediodía caía a plomo sobre ellos2.2 (smart, sting)(eyes/wound)a burning sensation
arder (esp Latin America)un escozorun ardor (esp Latin America)2.3(acid/ice)
- 3 3.1 (be consumed) to burn
withsomethingardershe was burning with impatience/curiosity dealgoardía de impaciencia/curiosidad3.2 (long) [literary]she burned for revenge/his embracedeseaba ardientemente vengarse/que la abrazarato burn to + infinitivemorirse por+ infinitivearder en deseoshe was burning to tell her de+ infinitive[literary]se moría por decírseloardía en deseos de decírselo [literary]
transitive verb past tense & past participle burned or burnt
- 1 1.1(letter/book/rubbish)I burned the paint off the door
quemarle saqué la pintura a la puerta con un sopletethe mark is burned into the wood/on the animal's hidela marca está grabada a fuego en la madera/en la piel del animalI burned a hole in my sleeveme quemé la manga (con un cigarrillo etc)to burn one's boats o bridges 1.2 (overcook) I've burned the cake/meatse me ha quemado el pastel/la carne1.3 (consume) the stove burns gasla cocina funciona a or con gaswe burn a lot of electricity/gasusamos or gastamos mucha electricidad/mucho gascoal-burning stovecocina (feminine) de or a carbón→ candle, → oil 1 1 4 1.4(witch/heretic)
- 2 2.1 (injure) to burn oneselfquemarseI've burned my tongueme he quemado la lenguacareful you don't burn yourself on the ironten cuidado, no vayas a quemarte con la planchato be burned to deathmorir abrasado2.2 (swindle) (American English) [slang]timar [colloquial]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.
- 1 (injury) she suffered severe/minor burns to her facesufrió quemaduras graves/leves en la carahe has third-degree burnstiene quemaduras de tercer gradoExample sentences
- Jake, who was eight months old at the time, suffered heat burns rather than direct flame injuries and was in intensive care for two weeks.
- Post-mortem tests showed the boy had suffered serious head injuries and burns to nearly all of his body.
- The flames were soon doused but the patient suffered burns to an arm.
- Cleo was dumped next to him, her hands and feet bound with coarse rope that caused friction burns on her skin.
- Without the proper equipment, a worker risks injuries such as abrasions, or friction burns.
- Medical evidence was given to the inquest that death was caused by asphyxia secondary to compression with fractures of the ribs and friction burns.
- 2 (on surface) a cigarette burnuna quemadura or marca de cigarrilloExample sentences
- It can leave the back marked with burns and hickeys.
- A burn marked his coat, but there didn't seem to be any bleeding of burns on his skin.
- Bullet marks and burns could be seen all over the hull.
- 3 (feeling)ardor (masculine) (esp Latin America)slow burn (American English) [colloquial]Mary did a slow burn when she heard ita Mary le empezó a hervir la sangre cuando lo oyóExample sentences
- You know that painful burn in your muscles when you're exercising intensely, that's because of a build-up of lactic acid, right?
- If you're one of those souls who is blessed with gym discipline or a YMCA membership, then you know how satisfying the lingering burn of energized muscles can be.
- So the coach of course is not experiencing the pain of the athlete who's running, for example and who's now in a state of oxygen debt and experiencing muscle burn and so forth.
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (stop burning)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (consume)
(oil/coal)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
quedar reducido a cenizas
quedar reducido a cenizas
quitar (con llama)
quitar (con llama)
(motor)2verb + object + adverb (+ preposition + object) (force out) they burned the rebels out of the building
prendieron fuego al edificio para obligar a salir a los rebeldes3verb + object + adverbto burn itself out (fire)
apagarsehe's burnt himself out (actor/singer)
está quemado [colloquial]
(calories)this car really burns up the miles [colloquial]
este coche corre de maravilla [colloquial]he was burned up with jealousy
lo consumían los celos1.2 (annoy, anger) (American English) [colloquial]
enfermar (Latin America) [colloquial]
calentar (River Plate area) [colloquial]
poner enfermo (Spain) [colloquial]2verb + adverb
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