torch


torch
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noun
1 (BrE) electric light ⇨ See also ↑flashlight
ADJECTIVE
powerful
electric
VERB + TORCH
carry, have
switch off, turn off
switch on, turn on
flash, point, shine

The policeman flashed his torch over the men's faces.

I shone my torch through the crack.

TORCH + VERB
flash, shine

A powerful torch shone in their direction.

TORCH + NOUN
beam
PHRASES
the beam of a torch
the light from a torch, the light of a torch

We struggled to read the map by the light of the torch.

2 piece of burning wood carried to give light
ADJECTIVE
blazing, burning, flaming, flickering
Olympic
VERB + TORCH
light

They lit their torches from the fire.

carry, hold

Servants were carrying lighted torches.

pass, pass on (both figurative)

I'm ready to pass the torch on to the next generation.

TORCH + VERB
light

The path was lit by blazing torches.

burn

The torches were burning fiercely.

flare, flicker
go out

The torch flickered and went out.

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verb
Torch is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑mob

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Torch (MC) — Torch (engl.: Fackel; auch Torchmann, Torchkinski, MC Torch oder DJ Haitian Star), (* 29. September 1971), mit bürgerlichem Namen Frederik Hahn, war der erste deutsche MC, der Mitte der 1980er Jahre in Heidelberg mit dem deutschen Sprechgesang… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • TORCH — (englisch ‚Fackel‘, im britischen Englisch auch ‚Taschenlampe‘) bezeichnet: Torch (Rapper) (bürgerlich Frederik Hahn; * 1971), deutscher Hip Hop Musiker Torch (Band), schwedische Hardrock Band Operation Torch, anglo amerikanische Invasion nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • torch — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a portable battery powered electric lamp. 2) chiefly historical a piece of wood or cloth soaked in tallow and ignited. 3) something valuable which needs to be protected and maintained: the torch of freedom. 4) chiefly N. Amer. a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Torch — (t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch, rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere, tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist, OF. torse a torse.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torch — (englisch ‚Fackel‘, im britischen Englisch auch ‚Taschenlampe‘) bezeichnet: Torch (Rapper) (bürgerlich Frederik Hahn; * 1971), deutscher Hip Hop Musiker Torch (Band), schwedische Hardrock Band Operation Torch, anglo amerikanische Invasion nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • torch — [tôrch] n. [ME < OFr torche < VL * torca, twisted object, for L torqua < torquere, to twist: see TORSION] 1. a portable light consisting of a long piece of resinous wood, or twisted tow dipped in tallow, etc., flaming at one end; link;… …   English World dictionary

  • Torch — Torch, 2004 Torch (aussi appelé Torchmann, Torchkinski, MC Torch ou bien [1]DJ Haitian Star), né le 29 septembre 1971, de son vrai nom Frederik Hahn, est le premier MC allemand à avoir écrit des textes dans sa langue maternelle. Il débute dans le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • torch|y — «TR chee», adjective, torch|i|er, tch|i|est. of, having to do with, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer: »Pop tunes of a torchy temper, sung with a fine ear for theatrical effect (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • torch — torch; torch·man; torch·er; …   English syllables


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