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To burn something - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

formal to destroy something completely, especially by burning it

torch

verb

mainly journalism 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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More synonyms

burn away

to remove something, or to be removed, by burning

burn off

to remove something by burning it

burn out

to completely destroy the inside of something such as a vehicle or building

burn something to a crisp

to burn something completely

burn up

if something burns up, or if it is burned up, fire completely destroys it

rip through

if something such as a fire, storm, or bomb rips through a place, it damages or destroys the place very quickly

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