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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
References in periodicals archive ?
He made a threat he was going to burn down the house," said Tim Gittins, prosecuting, at Newcastle Crown Court.
To my mind, eco-terrorists are the people who burn down housing developments they don't like, or threaten violence against workers at companies that do animal testing, or send mail bombs to mid-level technoserfs and college professors.
What was upsetting was that it apparently took 10 days for the house to burn down.
A man threatened to burn down a crowded Newcastle pub before setting fire to one of its toilets and outside chairs.
Detectives were last night searching for arsonists who tried to burn down a wooden terraced house where an infirm elderly couple were sleeping.
A Middlesbrough man must wait to learn his fate after he admitted intimidating a family by threatening to burn down their home.
He had persuaded a builder to burn down the empty hotel and attempted to fraudulently obtain cash from an insurance company.
One of the makeshift torches carried by the invaders had fallen on a carpet, threatening to burn down the old wooden farmhouse.
A MAN who threatened to burn down his house after an argument with his wife has been jailed for 12 months.
What someone did in the case of Vail was burn down the timber-beamed restaurant.