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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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For me to obtain these I burned the midnight oil because I had them to do in my own time.
HIBS burned the midnight oil to secure a dramatic return to Easter Road for Mixu Paatelainen.
As the nation's lawyers frantically burned the midnight oil to decipher the practical meaning behind the judgment and spell out to their clients the ramifications of his findings, the parents of those children whose organs were removed in coroners' courts for post mortems were left to deal with the situation on their own.