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to damage or destroy something with fire
to make something start burning
to destroy a building or something large with fire, or to be destroyed in this way
to burn something completely
to burn the surface of something with extreme heat
if you scorch something, or if it scorches, it burns enough to change colour or be damaged on the surface
to burn something slightly so that only the edge or surface is affected
if a building burns to the ground, it burns completely, so that there is nothing left
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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