Meaning of BURN UP in English



If something burns up or if fire burns it up, it is completely destroyed by fire or strong heat.

The satellite re-entered the atmosphere and burned up...

Fires have burned up 180,000 acres of timber.

PHRASAL VERB: V P, V P n (not pron), also V n P


If something burns up fuel or energy, it uses it.

Brisk walking burns up more calories than slow jogging.

PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P

Collins COBUILD.      Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) .