verb (used without object), burned or burnt, burn·ing.
- to undergo combustion, either fast or slow; oxidize.
- to undergo fission or fusion.
verb (used with object), burned or burnt, burn·ing.
- to cease functioning because something has been exhausted or burned up, as fuel or a filament: Our light bulbs burned out.
- to deprive of a place to live, work, etc., by reason of fire: They were burned out and had to live with relatives.
- to wear out; exhaust; be worn out; become exhausted.
- to burn completely or utterly: The papers burned up in a minute.
- Informal. to become angry: He burns up at the mention of her name.
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Definition for burn (2 of 2)
noun Scot. and North England.
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Example sentences from the Web for burn
Fuel spilled by a tanker burns in the Cuyahoga River on August 25th.
Burn bosses in California can more easily be held liable than their peers in some other states if the wind comes up and their burn goes awry.
There are just so many reasons not to pick up the drip torch and start a prescribed burn even though it’s the safe, smart thing to do.
California, of course, uses aircraft—it has both its own fleet and can employ contractors—to mount full-court presses on fires, but the practice is certainly not limited to combating burns in the Golden State.How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies|Rob Verger|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
The battery, she alleged, exploded and left her with severe burns.Amazon’s days of dodging liability for its marketplace could be numbered|Marc Bain|August 14, 2020|Quartz
Related: Infographic: How Much Exercise It Takes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner 6.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon, though, voices from off camera begin shouting for retribution, not justice, chanting “Burn this b**** down.”Michael Brown’s Stepfather Tells Crowd, ‘Burn This Bitch Down’|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They not only kill soldiers in battle, they behead them and burn them.Iraqi Soldiers Bribe Officers So They Don't Have to Fight ISIS|Niqash|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How to make them burn, naked bodies, how to make them catch?
Be a good citizen, and heaven awaits; fail to convert and lead a moral life, burn in hell.
It orders its servants to lay aside pity and burn peasants in their homes, to bayonet women and children, to shoot old men.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
Fool, to that body to return Where it condemned and destined is to burn!Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley|Samuel Johnson
What wife, what maid did not yearn for you absent, and burn when you were present?The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
For fear, then, you should fancy to burn the eighth, I'll wish you good-evening!In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Do not forget to take two or three candles, and replenish your stock if you burn them: they sometimes are a prime necessity.How to Camp Out|John M. Gould
British Dictionary definitions for burn (1 of 2)
verb burns, burning, burnt or burned
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Idioms and Phrases with burn
In addition to the idioms beginning with burn
- burn at the stake
- burn down
- burned up
- burn in effigy
- burning question
- burn into
- burn off
- burn one's bridges
- burn oneself out
- burn one's fingers
- burn out
- burn rubber
- burn someone up
- burn the candle at both ends
- burn the midnight oil
- burn to a cinder
- burn up
- crash and burn
- ears are burning
- fiddle while Rome burns
- (burn) in effigy
- money burns a hole in one's pocket
- money to burn
- slow burn