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To burn so or sear the surface of something
“Don't have the grill too hot or you'll scorch the steaks.”
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To feel, become, or cause to become, very hot
“Secondly, make them in the early morning so that you needn't scorch in the hot sun while making them.”
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To cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
“The devotees were told of a great drought that would scorch the land.”
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To move quickly with speed
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“This inoffensive-looking car can scorch along at impressive figures.”
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To say defamatory things about someone or something
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To completely destroy by fire
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To burn or set fire to (something)
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To change or lose color
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To chide or scold vehemently
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To injure
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To be detrimental to
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Noun
Plural for a slight or surface burn
“However, the interesting question here is, how can a dead body under a cloth produce such a scorch on linen?”
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Plural for a physical injury caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals
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