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scorch

scorch

 
pronunciation:
skorch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scorched, scorches, scorching
definition 1: to burn slightly, esp. without setting aflame.
She scorched her blouse with the iron.
synonyms:
char, sear, singe
similar words:
blacken, blister, brown, burn, scald, scathe, toast
definition 2: to dry or wither by subjecting to intense heat.
The sun scorched a patch of grass in our lawn.
synonyms:
parch, sear
similar words:
bake, burn, dehydrate, dry, shrivel, toast, torrefy, wither
definition 3: to criticize harshly; censure.
The new play was scorched by the critics.
synonyms:
blister, excoriate, flay
similar words:
attack, blast, castigate, censure, criticize, lacerate, scathe, slam, wither
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become scorched or discolored.
That fabric will scorch if the iron is too hot.
synonyms:
discolor, sear
similar words:
blacken, blister, brown, burn, char, parch, shrivel, toast
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a slight burn, or a mark left by it.
You can't wear that shirt to the meeting; there is a scorch right on the pocket.
synonyms:
sear, singe