burn

(redirected from burned the midnight oil)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
As for Button, he burned the midnight oil in a bid to simply find the correct seat fitting that took another two hours to resolve once the session started and restricted him to just three laps within that time.
JOHN O'SHEA burned the midnight oil to study Ireland's Stateside efforts.
For me to obtain these I burned the midnight oil because I had them to do in my own time.