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|past tense||burned or burnt|
|past participle||burned or burnt|
A fire was burning in the hearth.
The flames seemed to burn even brighter.
Homes were burning all over the village.
The truck had been burning for some time.
Demonstrators burned flags outside the embassy.
The cigarette burned a hole in her blouse.
The city of Tortona was burned to the ground.
According to early reports, many people were burnt to death in their beds.
Have you burned the toast again?
The sand was so hot it burnt my feet.
Jets burn less fuel the higher they go.
You’re not allowed to burn coal in this area.
I was burning with curiosity, but didn’t dare ask what happened.
I was burning to know how he had gotten along in New York.
The acid had burned a hole in my sweater.
The antiseptic really burned when I rubbed it on.
Be polite – you don’t want to burn your bridges with her.
They got their fingers burned and lost a lot of money.
This is the American English definition of burn. View British English definition of burn.
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