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  • 1 burn down — verb 1. burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire (Freq. 3) The hut burned down The mountain of paper went up in flames • Syn: ↑burn up, ↑go up • Hypernyms: ↑burn, ↑ …

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  • 2 burn up — verb 1. burn brightly (Freq. 1) Every star seemed to flare with new intensity • Syn: ↑flare, ↑flame up, ↑blaze up • Derivationally related forms: ↑flare (for: ↑ …

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  • 3 burn your bridges — burn your boats/​bridges phrase to do something that makes it impossible for you to return to the situation you were in before Be polite – you don’t want to burn your bridges with her. Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or… …

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  • 4 burn something to a crisp — informal phrase to burn something completely The dinner was burned to a crisp. Thesaurus: to burn somethingsynonym Main entry: crisp * * * burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant * * * …

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  • 5 Burn It to the Ground — «Burn It to the Ground» Сингл Nickelback из альбома Dark Horse Выпущен 29 января 2009 Формат CD Записан 2008 Жанр …

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  • 6 burn your boats — burn your boats/​bridges phrase to do something that makes it impossible for you to return to the situation you were in before Be polite – you don’t want to burn your bridges with her. Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or… …

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  • 7 burn — burn1 [bʉrn] vt. burned or burnt, burning [ME brennen, bernen, burnen < ON & OE: ON brenna, to burn, light; OE bærnan, to kindle (akin to Goth brannjan, to cause to burn) & beornan, to be on fire, metathetic < Gmc * brinnan < IE * bhre n …

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  • 8 burn something down — (or burn down) (of a building or structure) destroy or be destroyed completely by fire * * * ˌburn ˈdown | ˌburn sthˈdown derived to be destroyed, or to destroy sth, by fire • The house burned down in 1895. Main entry: ↑burnderi …

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  • 9 burn something to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …

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  • 10 burn your fingers — get your fingers burnt informal phrase to have a bad experience when something such as a relationship or a business deal goes wrong They got their fingers burnt and lost a lot of money. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something… …

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  • 11 burn through — [phrasal verb] burn through (something) informal : to use all of (something) quickly They ve burned through 2 million dollars already, and the renovations are far from complete. • • • Main Entry: ↑burn …

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  • 12 burn to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …

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  • 13 burn out something — burn out (something) to stop working because of damage. The new motor burned out because they used the wrong type of oil. Usage notes: usually said about a motor or engine Etymology: based on the literal meaning of burn out (= to stop producing a …

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  • 14 burn your fingers — If you burn your fingers, you suffer a loss or something unpleasant as the result of something you did, making you less likely to do it again …

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  • 15 burn — vb Burn, scorch, char, sear, singe mean to injure by exposure to fire or intense heat. Burn is the most comprehensive of these terms, for it is applicable regardless of the extent of injury or of whether fire or heat is the destructive agency… …

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  • 16 burn up something — burn up (something) 1. to use a lot of a system. The singer s fans have burned up the Internet with speculation about her cancelled tour. 2. to use all of something. Commuting to and from my job burns up all my free time …

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  • 17 burn up — (something) 1. to use a lot of a system. The singer s fans have burned up the Internet with speculation about her cancelled tour. 2. to use all of something. Commuting to and from my job burns up all my free time …

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  • 18 burn one's boats (or bridges) — do something which makes turning back impossible. → burn …

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  • 19 burn your boats — burn (your) boats British & Australian, British, American & Australian to do something that makes it impossible for you to change your plans and go back to the situation you were in before. She didn t want to burn her boats by asking for a… …

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  • 20 burn boats — burn (your) boats British & Australian, British, American & Australian to do something that makes it impossible for you to change your plans and go back to the situation you were in before. She didn t want to burn her boats by asking for a… …

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