Meaning of TORCH in English

TORCH

I.

noun

1 ( BrE ) electric light ⇨ See also ↑ flashlight

ADJECTIVE

▪ powerful

▪ electric

VERB + TORCH

▪ carry , have

▪ switch off , turn off

▪ switch on , turn on

▪ flash , point , shine

The policeman flashed his ~ over the men's faces.

I shone my ~ through the crack.

TORCH + VERB

▪ flash , shine

A powerful ~ shone in their direction.

TORCH + NOUN

▪ beam

PHRASES

▪ the beam of a ~

▪ the light from a ~ , the light of a ~

We struggled to read the map by the light of the ~.

2 piece of burning wood carried to give light

ADJECTIVE

▪ blazing , burning , flaming , flickering

▪ Olympic

VERB + TORCH

▪ light

They lit their ~es from the fire.

▪ carry , hold

Servants were carrying lighted ~es.

▪ pass , pass on ( both figurative )

I'm ready to pass the ~ on to the next generation.

TORCH + VERB

▪ light

The path was lit by blazing ~es.

▪ burn

The ~es were burning fiercely.

▪ flare , flicker

▪ go out

The ~ flickered and went out.

II.

verb

Torch is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ mob

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