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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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RED Bull Racing's technical guru Adrian Newey is expecting to burn the midnight oil over the next few weeks as he faces the prospect of redesigning a race-winning car.
SCOTS golf fans will have to burn the midnight oil to follow the fortunes of the country's only two representatives when the US Open starts on Thursday.
The Lib Dems have no majority on the council and so the only way forward is for councillors to burn the midnight oil and thrash out a budget that is acceptable.
The major motivation to burn the midnight oil is having a sense of achievement, with 35% of those surveyed pointing to that, along with expanding their businesses.