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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyburn away
he/she/itburns away
present participleburning away
past tenseburned away or burnt away
past participleburned away or burnt away
  1. to remove something, or to be removed, by burning

    They use lasers to burn away the cancerous cells.

    The paraffin finally burned away.

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