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burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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Tim McMahon, 61, said his daughter Claire McMahon told him Scott Snowden said he would burn down her pub, the Teak and Ash in Helensburgh, and her home.
He added: "The police were reluctant to arrest her but came under a lot of pressure from a very large crowd who were threatening to burn down Christian homes.
Last week as rioting killed more than 50 people, Jeff Savage was filmed saying he and other red-shirt protestors were going to burn down Central World - which now lies in ruins.
Since this inherently disposable wasteful outflow of modern society can be found in abundance, and since it includes a usable thermostat, adding these parts to a two-pound coffee can with a little insulation will produce a safe, durable heater for your spare six quart or so aluminum pan that will survive repeated freezing and thawing and won't burn down your hen house.
Knowing he now faced a permanent SF ban anyway, Brush tried to burn down both San Francisco bridges.
Before the 18th century lightning would frequently burn down homes and public buildings; it caused explosions of ammunition stored under the floors of churches and it killed bell ringers in European cathedrals during storms.
I compare it to standing at the street curb and watching my house burn down and wondering, "Where is the
A husband threatened to burn down his home with his family inside when he suspected his wife of an affair.
Then there is the problem of Justin (who used to bully Bailey), a cat-snatcher, and a man trying to burn down an old house.