Meaning of BURN in English


n. 25B6; verb

the coal was burning : BE ON FIRE, be alight, be ablaze, blaze, go up (in smoke), be in flames, be aflame; smoulder, glow.

he burned the letters : SET FIRE TO, set on fire, set alight, set light to, light, ignite, touch off; incinerate; informal torch.

I burned my dress with the iron : SCORCH, singe, sear, char, blacken, brand; scald.

her face burned : BE HOT, be warm, be feverish, be on fire; blush, redden, go red, flush, colour.

she was burning with curiosity : BE CONSUMED, be eaten up, be obsessed, be tormented, be beside oneself.

Meredith burned to know the secret : YEARN, long, ache, desire, want, wish, hanker, crave, hunger, thirst; informal have a yen, yen, itch, be dying.

the energy they burn up : CONSUME, use up, expend, get/go through, eat up; dissipate.

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