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To burn something

burn

verb

to damage or destroy something with fire

set light to something

to make something start burning

burn down

to destroy a building or something large with fire, or to be destroyed in this way

incinerate

verb

to burn something completely

sear

verb

to burn the surface of something with extreme heat

scorch

verb

if you scorch something, or if it scorches, it burns enough to change colour or be damaged on the surface

singe

verb

to burn something slightly so that only the edge or surface is affected

consume

verb

to destroy something completely, especially by burning it

torch

verb

to set fire to something

to the ground

if a building burns to the ground, it burns completely, so that there is nothing left

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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