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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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With them were a rakish-looking elderly man and a young aristocrat, his eyeglass still in his eye, his cigarette burned down to the stub between the fingers of his begloved hand.
Still, as the shadows deepened, she spoke of valor and virtue, of loyalty, honor, and fame, and still they sat drinking in her words while the fire burned down and the red ash turned to gray.
One of the three, cursing and raging, told them they should see they were not in jest; and going to a little place at a distance, where the honest men had made a fire to dress their victuals, he takes a firebrand, and claps it to the outside of their hut, and set it on fire: indeed, it would have been all burned down in a few minutes if one of the two had not run to the fellow, thrust him away, and trod the fire out with his feet, and that not without some difficulty too.
Jakarta -- Two churches have been burned down and at least one person has been killed in clashes in Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday, say officials.
The roof area of 120 square meters have burned down due to improper installation of electric devices.
The locals also said ISIS terrorists burned down dozens of homes and committed acts of killing, vandalizm and armed robbery in the village.
Burnt out and burned down, Firebombed building sites.
ATHENS, Greece, Ramadan 15, 1435, Jul 12, 2014, SPA -- Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others, AP reported.
The house burned down and we survived but we wanted something of the fire and so Blaze was the name that we came up with.
They came and sprayed oil and burned down the whole place.
Hundreds of acres of forests have burned down in a short period of time in Fars, Tehran, Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Lorestan and Kerman Provinces.
A FORMER barmaid yesterday told a triple murder trial that a man incriminated by the accused boasted to her that he had burned down Tommy Sharkey's pub.