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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Examples from the Web for burned
Then Heal STL was burned down Monday like a moribund body for cremation.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire|Justin Glawe|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as much energy as Mark seems to have put into making friends in high places, former co-workers say he also burned bridges.
She would periodically show up at the house and stay in the attic, where she hung beads and burned incense.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In point of fact, the mass vilification of the league, which peaked a month ago, burned out as quickly as it ignited.
Their hearts were often stabbed, and sometimes removed and burned.
He drew his hand away from her as if the soft touch of her lips had been fire that burned it.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
Perhaps ancient kings of Lydia were once burned alive on pyres, 'as living embodiments of their god.'Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
I read one of them paragraphs over again, so as to be certain, and then I burned my house down and started.Sketches New and Old, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I expected Peter would make a fuss when he missed it, but that very night the house in which he lived was burned to the ground.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Is he to be rayed, or hanged, or drowned, or burned upon a fire of thorns?Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
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verb burns, burning, burnt or burned
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Idioms and Phrases with burned
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