burn


burn
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noun
ADJECTIVE
horrific (esp. BrE), nasty, serious, severe, terrible
minor, slight, superficial
first-degree, second-degree, etc.
chemical, cigarette
VERB + BURN
get, suffer
cause
die from
treat, treat sb for
BURN + NOUN
mark
wound
injury
burn victim (esp. AmE), burns victim (BrE)
burn center (AmE), burns centre (BrE)
PHRASES
20%, 50%, etc. burns

He was treated in the hospital for 60% burns.

PREPOSITION
burn on

a slight burn on the back of her hand

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verb
1 damage/injure by fire/heat
ADVERB
badly, seriously, severely
completely

The car was found abandoned in the woods, completely burned out.

partially
easily

fair skin that burns easily

down, out

The factory burned down last year.

PHRASES
be burned alive
be burned at the stake

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

be burned to ashes, be burned to a cinder, be burned to a crisp

The tower was struck by lightning and was burned to a cinder.

be burned to death, burn to death

Several people were burned to death.

be burned to the ground

The building was burned to the ground.

2 be on fire
ADVERB
fiercely

The fire was still burning fiercely.

steadily
slowly

Fresh leaves will burn slowly with billows of smoke.

PHRASES
burn out of control
3 produce light
ADVERB
brightly

Their torches burned brightly in the dark.

4 be filled with strong feeling
ADVERB
fiercely

Her eyes burned fiercely.

slowly

She could sense the anger burning slowly inside him.

PREPOSITION
with

He was burning with indignation.

Burn is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑acid, ↑ambition, ↑bonfire, ↑candle, ↑cheek, ↑chest, ↑cigar, ↑cigarette, ↑coal, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑flare, ↑furnace, ↑fury, ↑incense, ↑lamp, ↑lantern, ↑log, ↑lung, ↑mob, ↑muscle, ↑petrol, ↑rage, ↑skin, ↑sun, ↑tear, ↑throat, ↑torch, ↑wood
Burn is used with these nouns as the object: ↑calorie, ↑carbohydrate, ↑CD, ↑CD-ROM, ↑charcoal, ↑coal, ↑coke, ↑disc, ↑disk, ↑DVD, ↑fat, ↑file, ↑flag, ↑fuel, ↑hole, ↑incense, ↑lung, ↑mouth, ↑music, ↑oil, ↑remains, ↑skin, ↑throat, ↑toast, ↑waste, ↑wood

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