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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    to remove something by burning it

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of burn off

  2. 2

    burn off

    or

    burn up

    to use up energy or get rid of fat from your body by doing physical activity

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of burn off

See also main entry: burn

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