verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scorch
Examples from the Web for scorch
One of the reasons I did that Twitter feed is that I want the truth to come out, all the truth, so I can scorch the earth.Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer Comes Clean About His Twitter Meltdown and Life as a Fraud|Richard Abowitz|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And with too little bacon in the pan, not enough fat renders quickly enough and the bacon will scorch.
Speculation: The scorch might have been made by radioactivity attendant upon the resurrection.
If the scorch on the Shroud is the result of radiation, it could have been radiation that reconstituted the dead body.
The first shot flew high into the air but the scorch of the fire stung the face of the man over him.The Triumph of John Kars|Ridgwell Cullum
Care however must be taken not to let them dry and scorch, as it makes them very strong and unwholesome.
That kiss seemed to scorch her lips with a fire she had never dreamed of.One Day|Anonymous
At any rate you ought to have remembered it when Scorch was talking that day.A Little Miss Nobody|Amy Bell Marlowe
The original Time Signatures have been retained in the Scorch web pages and in the pdf files.
British Dictionary definitions for scorch
Word Origin for scorch
Word Origin and History for scorch
"to burn superficially or slightly, but so as to change the color or injure the texture," early 14c., perhaps an alteration of scorrcnenn "make dry, parch" (c.1200), of obscure origin, perhaps from Old Norse skorpna "to be shriveled," cognate with Old English scrimman "to shrink, dry up." Or perhaps from Old French escorchier "to strip off the skin," from Vulgar Latin excorticare "to flay," from ex- (see ex-) + Latin cortex (genitive corticis) "cork;" but OED finds this not likely. Scorched earth military strategy is 1937, translation of Chinese jiaotu, used against the Japanese in a bid to stem their advance into China.