Meaning of BURNING in English

BURNING

transcription, транскрипция: [ bɜ:(r)nɪŋ ]

1.

You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.

...the burning desert of Central Asia.

ADJ

Burning is also an adverb.

He touched the boy’s forehead. It was burning hot.

= scorching

ADV : ADV adj

2.

If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.

I had a burning ambition to become a journalist...

She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.

= passionate

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about.

The burning question in this year’s debate over the federal budget is: whose taxes should be raised?

ADJ : ADJ n

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