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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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Burning the candle at both ends is what the festive season's all about but looking rubbish the next morning needn't be a part of it!
SIX-TIME world champion Phil Taylor (left) admitted last night that the days of darts players burning the candle at both ends were over.
A year ago, I felt as if I was burning the candle at both ends.
Burning the candle at both ends can leave you looking less than your best, so be sure to allow yourself some me-time to relax and treat yourself; run yourself a bubble bath, pop on a hair mask and unwind.
She was burning the candle at both ends so that "Al Sayidah Al Ula" (The First Lady) would hit our screens for some Ramadan action, but now the months of strenuous filming and production have finally come to an end for Ghada Abdel Razek, and she's taking full advantage.
Chart-topper is now on road to recovery after falling ill and being rushed into hospital with Dr Craig Lennox SHE'S been flying around the world promoting her new album, burning the candle at both ends, and last week it landed Lily Allen in hospital.
"Ten individuals have been arrested for investigations," the Minister added, lauding the Lebanese judiciary which is "burning the candle at both ends over this matter." Moreover, Charbel heaped praise on the Security Forces and the Lebanese Army.
A six-inch rush would burn for 20 minutes and if you wanted more light you would light both ends, hence the expression 'burning the candle at both ends'.
Naturally he's a lot older and a little wiser these days, burning the candle at both ends, and it looks like he's enjoying every minute of it.
Rihanna has certainly been burning the candle at both ends in recent months and the new issue of America's Star magazine claims that she is 'spiraling out of control'.
Central heating and chill winter winds can wreak havoc on skin, to say nothing of the effects of burning the candle at both ends during the festivities.
It's clear you've been burning the candle at both ends. Maybe if you faced that past issue and dealt with it, you'd feel more able to move on?