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To set on fire, or to be set on fire
“Have you ever lit a fire in the garden in the spring to burn twigs and branches trimmed from trees and bushes?”
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To be, or cause to be, damaged by heat or fire
“The iron should be hot enough to get rid of creases, but not so hot as to burn your clothes.”
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To feel hurt or sore, typically as a result of illness or injury
“My eyes and throat begin to burn as I scramble beneath my cot, feeling for my gas mask with shaking hands.”
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To be, or to feel, hot
“We had eaten bear meat rather steadily for several days, and this overeating made our bodies burn with heat from within.”
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To erode with a corrosive substance
“The artist would draw a detailed picture onto a sheet of metal and use acid to burn into the metal along the lines.”
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To give off light
“A lamp would burn from one Sabbath eve to the next, illumining all the days of the week.”
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To exhaust or make complete use of (a limited resource)
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“The calls for help went out as we began to burn through our supplies rather quickly.”
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To blush or go red from feelings of shame or embarrassment
“She hid her feelings and tried to make the best of things, and often her face would burn with shame as she sat with those who deemed her good.”
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To be emotionally stirred up with a negative emotion, especially anger
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“They burn with anger and frustration, and are helpless to understand why the world has abandoned them.”
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To have a strong desire for
“Absolutely, I recommend and encourage those whose hearts burn for knowledge to conduct research at the University of Muenster.”
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To be entirely consumed by (a desire or an emotion)
“He praised my work so highly that I began to burn with ambition to do really well.”
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To trick or cause to believe what is untrue
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“He would burn his victims with a pack of lies in the form of presentations and promises, spreadsheets, and verbal diatribe.”
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To travel at a fast speed
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“Rip the streets apart as you burn down the highway like you mean business.”
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To let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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Smoke cannabis
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Dehydrate, dry up
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Burn up
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Respond in kind, burn
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To cook for too long or at too high a temperature
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Go like a bullet
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Kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning
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Broil food
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To make someone into a martyr by putting him or her to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious
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To completely destroy or devastate
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To make (someone) annoyed or a little angry
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To cause damage to
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To show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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To declare to be untrue
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Carve letters or designs into
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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To refuse, or to vote against
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A golden-brown shade of skin developed by pale-skinned people after exposure to the sun
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To loot or plunder by force
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Make sore by rubbing
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Play over with fire
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A physical injury caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals
“I suffered a burn to my palm while attempting to remove the pan from the oven.”
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A small brook or stream
“By early evening, I sat by your gurgling burn, weaving this way and that, leaving islands in its wake.”
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Edge
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A mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed
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A harsh or stinging effect or quality
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Tobacco or other substances, in a thin roll wrapped with paper, intended to be smoked
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The power, energy or strength to accomplish a task
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A remark intended to humiliate or criticize someone
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A small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage
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A slight prickling or stinging sensation
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