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scorch

[ skawrch ]
/ skɔrtʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become scorched: Milk scorches easily.
Informal. to travel or drive at high speed: The car scorched along the highway.

noun

a superficial burn.

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Origin of scorch

1400–50; late Middle English scorchen, perhaps blend of scorcnen (<Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skorpna to shrivel) and torch1

synonym study for scorch

1. See burn1.

OTHER WORDS FROM scorch

un·scorched, adjectivewell-scorched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scorch

scorch
/ (skɔːtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of scorch

scorching, adjective

Word Origin for scorch

C15: probably from Old Norse skorpna to shrivel up
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