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 quemadael olor a hule quemado (Mexico)Example 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 prendido (Latin America also)dejé la luz encendidadejé la luz prendida (Latin America)Example 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 or 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) (US) [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 (US) [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) (US) [colloquial]
enfermar (Latin America) [colloquial]
calentar (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
poner enfermo (Spain) [colloquial]2verb + adverb
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