- (of a fire) produce flames and heat while consuming a material such as coal or wood；be in flames
- an injury caused by exposure to heat or flame；a mark left on something as a result of being burned
verb: burn, 3rd person present: burns, gerund or present participle: burning, past tense: burned, past participle: burned
noun: burn, plural noun: burns
- 1. (of a fire) produce flames and heat while consuming a material such as coal or wood a fire burned and crackled cheerfully in the grate 同義詞
- ▪ be in flames by nightfall, the whole city was burning
- ▪ (of a candle or other source of light) be alight a light was burning in the hall
- ▪ use (a type of fuel) as a source of heat or energy the diesel engine was converted to burn natural gas
- ▪ (of a person) convert (calories) to energy exercise does help to burn calories studies have suggested that increasing your water intake may help you burn up calories a bit faster
- 2. destroy, damage, or injure by heat or fire he burned all the letters I burned myself on the stove 同義詞
- ▪ be damaged, injured, or destroyed by heat or fire he watched his restaurant burn to the ground the toast's burning 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person or a part of the body) become red and painful through exposure to the sun my skin tans easily but sometimes burns
- ▪ feel hot or sore, typically as a result of illness or injury her forehead was burning and her throat ached 同義詞
- 3. produce (a CD or DVD) by copying from an original or master copy.
- 4. informal drive or move very fast he burned past us like a maniac
- 5. informal insult (someone) in a particularly cutting way Mark burns him by saying he hasn't even heard of the guy's agency
- 1. an injury caused by exposure to heat or flame he was treated in hospital for burns to his hands
- ▪ a mark left on something as a result of being burned the carpet was covered in cigarette burns
- ▪ an injury caused by friction they found rope burns around her waist
- ▪ a hot, painful sensation in the muscles experienced as a result of sustained vigorous exercise.
- ▪ informal a particularly cutting insult he's been on the receiving end of his fair share of sick burns ‘No, it's not ready, probably because I work twice as many accounts as you do.’ (Burn!)
- 2. consumption of a type of fuel as an energy source natural gas produces the cleanest burn of the lot
- ▪ a firing of a rocket engine in flight.
- 3. North American, Australian, New Zealand an act of clearing of vegetation by burning.
- ▪ an area of land cleared by burning vegetation.
- 4. British informal a cigarette.