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Adjective
Very hot or bright
“The reporter said that officers had forced him to sit in liquid sewage and kept him for hours in the burning sun.”
Adjective
Intense
“It was always her burning ambition to see her mother's name cleared.”
Adjective
Urgent
“The burning issue now is for all of us to keep vigil and stop the contractors from bringing down the tree at night.”
Adjective
On fire
“The thing's grin pulled wider as he reached down and picked up a burning timber from the fire.”
Adjective
Stinging, painful
Noun
Noun
Verb
Present participle for to be or set on fire
“There was a bonfire burning in the fire pit and camp chairs set up.”
Verb
Present participle for feel hot 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
“He was burning with fury.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to believe what is untrue
“… he's been burned before, so he's careful to double-check such claims now.”
Verb
Present participle for to make complete use of
“People differ considerably in the energy they burn up.”
Verb
Present participle for be or cause to be destroyed by fire
“If your neighbors house was hit by lightning the house might burn to the ground and your house may not even get a surge, only the building hit by lightning got the full strike.”
Verb
Present participle for be or cause to be damaged, injured, or spoiled by heat or fire
“I forgot to turn off the iron and nearly burned his dress shirt.”
Verb
Present participle for to be or feel hot
“Her face burned with humiliation.”
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Verb
Verb
Verb
“Meredith burned to know what the secret was.”
Verb
“A single light burning in a third-story window.”
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