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torch

torch

 
pronunciation:
torch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
pass the torch
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stick or rod with a flammable material fixed or wound on one end, ignited and carried as a portable light.
 
similar words:
light
definition 2: a portable device that produces a very hot flame, as for soldering or glass working.
definition 3: that which enlightens, illuminates, guides, or inspires.
the torch of freedom
definition 4: (slang) an arsonist.
definition 5: (chiefly British) a hand-held, usu. battery-powered lamp; flashlight.
 
phrase: pass the torch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: torched, torches, torching
definition: (slang) to burn or cause to burn, as in arson.
derivation: torchlike (adj.)
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