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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Examples from the Web for burn
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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
Word Origin for burn
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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