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burn

burn

 
 
pronunciation:
buhrn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
burn down, burn out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: burns, burning, burned, burnt
definition 1: to be in flames; be on fire.
The forest burned for three days.
synonyms:
blaze, flame
similar words:
catch fire, flare, ignite, kindle, smolder
definition 2: to sting or hurt sharply.
This bee sting burns.
synonyms:
smart, sting
similar words:
hurt, irritate, tingle
definition 3: to be cooked too much.
The popcorn is burning.
similar words:
brown, scorch
definition 4: to receive too much sun on the skin.
She burns easily in the sun.
synonyms:
sunburn
similar words:
brown, tan
definition 5: to be very hot.
His face was burning with fever.
definition 6: to cause to be set on fire.
He burned his trash in the back yard.
synonyms:
ignite, set fire to
similar words:
light
definition 7: to hurt or damage by too much heat.
The pot burned my hand.
similar words:
blacken, blister, broil, consume, injure, overdo, parch, scar, scorch, sunburn
phrase: burn down
phrase: burn out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an injury caused by heat.
She got a burn from touching a hot pan.
similar words:
blister, brand, scare, sore, sunburn, wound
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