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burn meaning

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Synonyms of "burn""burn" in a sentence
  • Verb: burn (burned, also burnt)  burn
    1. Destroy by fire
      "They burned the house and his diaries"
    Noun: burn  burn
    1. Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
      - burning 
    2. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
      - tan, suntan, sunburn 
    3. An injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation 
    4. A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
      - burn mark 
    5. Damage inflicted by fire

    Sounds like: Bern, Berne

    Derived forms: burns, burned, burning

    See also: burnable, burner

    Type of: ache, beam, blemish, blow, care for, change integrity, change state, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], consume, create, damage, defect, deplete, destroy, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], eat, eat up, execute, exhaust, experience, feel, harm, hurt, hurting, hyperpigmentation, injury, make, mar, pain, produce, put to death, ruin, run through, scathe, shine, smart, spifflicate, spiflicate, squander, trauma, treat, turn, use up, waste, wipe out

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  • [American slang]
    tr. to shoot someone. (Underworld.)
    • He burned the guy with a pistol, but it didn't stop him.
    • Hold it! I've burned one guy tonight, and I ain't afraid of puttin' a hole through you.

  • [Business]
    AmE / verb, noun

    verb (burnt, burnt /; AmE /) or (burned, burned /; AmE /)

    1 (informal) [+ obj or no obj]

    to spend a lot of money in a careless way:

    The company was burning (through) cash at a rate of $2 million a day.

    2 (IT , informal) [+ obj]

    to put information onto a computer disk:

    to burn a CD

    You can burn over four hours of video images onto a DVD.

    3 (informal) [+ obj] be/get burned

    to cause sb to lose money because they do sth without realizing the possible bad results:

    Many companies were badly burnt by the rise in fuel tax.


    get your fingers burnt; burn your fingers

    to lose money as a result of doing sth without realizing the possible bad results:

    Many investors got their fingers burnt when the Internet bubble burst.

    CRASH verb


    burn out; burn sth out

    to stop working or make sth stop working because it gets too hot or is used too much:

    The machines will burn out if they are left running all night.

    burn out; burn yourself/sb out

    to become extremely tired or ill/sick by working too hard over a period of time:

    The daily demands of her job eventually burned her out.


    noun [U,C] (informal)

    the process of a company spending money:

    The company's cash burn is still running at $4 million a quarter.

    a burn rate of $7 million a month

  • [Electronics]
    1. A blemish on the screen of a cathode-ray tube (CRT), caused by destruction of the phosphor there. This results from prolonged focusing of an intense electron beam in one spot.
    2. A blemish on the screen of a television picture tube, usually resulting from ions that reach the screen when the ion trap is not working correctly.

  • [Engineering]
    To consume fuel.

  • [Medicine]
    Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat,steam,chemicals (BURNS,CHEMICAL),electricity (BURNS,ELECTRIC),or the like. vb burned or burnt ; burn·ing vi
    1 : to produce or undergo discomfort or pain ‹iodine burns so› ‹ears burning from the cold›
    2 : to receive sunburn ‹she burns easily›
    ¦ vt : to injure or damage by exposure to fire, heat, or radiation ‹burned his hand›
    1 : bodily injury resulting from exposure to heat, caustics, electricity, or some radiations, marked by varying degrees of skin destruction and hyperemia often with the formation of watery blisters and in severe cases by charring of the tissues, and classified according to the extent and degree of the injury —see FIRST-DEGREE BURN, SECOND-DEGREE BURN, THIRD-DEGREE BURN
    2 : an abrasion having the appearance of a burn ‹friction burns› ‹cold burn›
    3 : a burning sensation ‹the burn of iodine applied to a cut›
  • Exposed burns of face are easily affected.
  • burn the old paint off before the door.
  • It is better to marry than to burn.
  • The soup is very hot . do not burn your mouth.
  • We ran out of coal, and had to burn wood.
  • He died of the burns he received in the fire.
  • He uses all his genius to burn that money.
  • Treatment of electrical burns is palliative.
  • Hot coffee can give first-degree burns.
  • Put some of this cream on that burn.
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