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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
burn down, burn out, burn up
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: burns, burning, burned, burnt
definition 1: to be in flames; be on fire.
The forest burned for three days.
blaze, flame
similar words:
catch fire, flare, ignite, kindle, smolder
definition 2: to be very hot.
She was so embarrassed that her cheeks were burning.The poor child was burning with fever.
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definition 3: to sting or hurt sharply.
The cut on my hand burned when I put rubbing alcohol on it.My eyes sometimes burn after swimming.
smart, sting
similar words:
hurt, irritate, tingle
definition 4: of food, to become overcooked or charred.
I forgot about the pork chops in the oven and they burned.
similar words:
brown, char, scorch
definition 5: of a person or a person's skin, to be overexposed to the sun.
I have to take a lot of precautions at the beach because I burn easily.His face burned because he didn't wear his hat.
similar words:
brown, tan
definition 6: to experience strong emotion, such as anger or desire.
She burned with love for him.He burned with anger at what was reported in the newspaper.
similar words:
ache, boil, broil, crave, flame, fume, glow, hunger, long, seethe, thirst, thrill, throb, yearn
definition 7: to emit bright light.
Are the front lights burning?
similar words:
blaze, dazzle, glow, incandesce, shine
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause (something) to be set on fire.
enkindle, flame, ignite, inflame, kindle, set fire to
similar words:
cremate, incinerate, light
definition 2: to injure or damage by excessive exposure to heat, as from flame or sunlight.
similar words:
blacken, blister, broil, char, consume, incinerate, injure, overdo, parch, scar, scorch, sear, singe, sunburn
definition 3: to use as a source of energy.
Our furnace burns oil.
consume, run on, use
similar words:
expend, need, require, take
definition 4: to cause to lose money through trickery; swindle.
cheat, defraud, fleece, swindle
similar words:
bamboozle, bilk, exploit, flimflam, gull, gyp, overcharge, rook, skin, soak
definition 5: to cause to be humiliated.
embarrass, humiliate
similar words:
disgrace, humble, mortify, put to shame, shame
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phrase: burn down, burn out
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an injury caused by heat.
similar words:
blister, brand, scare, singe, sore, sunburn, wound
definition 2: an instance of burning.
burning, fire
similar words:
blaze, combustion, conflagration, holocaust, singe, wildfire
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phrase: burn up
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