burn away phrasal

burn away phrasal
verb (I, T) if something burns away or is burned away, it is destroyed or reduced to something much smaller by fire

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  • burn away — intransitive verb : to dissipate as though consumed by fire the haze has burned away transitive verb : to eliminate by or as if by burning his style burns away overlocalized fact Saturday Review * * * ˌburn a ˈway …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn away — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms burn away : present tense I/you/we/they burn away he/she/it burns away present participle burning away past tense burned away or burnt away past participle burned away or burnt away to remove… …   English dictionary

  • burn — burn1 W3S2 [bə:n US bə:rn] v past tense and past participle burnt [bə:nt US bə:rnt] or burned ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(produce flames and heat)¦ 2¦(destroy something with fire)¦ 3¦(injure/kill somebody with fire)¦ 4¦(sun)¦ 5¦(food)¦ 6¦(chemicals)¦ 7¦(fuel)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burn — I UK [bɜː(r)n] / US [bɜrn] verb Word forms burn : present tense I/you/we/they burn he/she/it burns present participle burning past tense burned or burnt UK [bɜː(r)nt] / US [bɜrnt] past participle burned or burnt *** 1) [intransitive] if a fire or …   English dictionary

  • burn off — verb 1. use up (energy) (Freq. 1) burn off calories through vigorous exercise • Syn: ↑burn, ↑burn up • Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑eat up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • go — 1 verb past tense went, past participle gone, 3rd person singular present tense goes TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SPEAKER 1 LEAVE SOMEWHERE (I) to leave a place to go somewhere else; depart: I wanted to go, but Anna wanted to stay. | It s late; I must… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch — catch1 [ kætʃ ] (past tense and past participle caught [ kɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop and hold something/someone ▸ 2 stop someone escaping ▸ 3 find and arrest ▸ 4 (hunt and) stop animal ▸ 5 get on public vehicle ▸ 6 discover someone doing something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • catch — 1 verb past tense and past participle caught 1 STOP/TRAP SB (T) a) to stop someone after you have been chasing them and prevent them from escaping: You can t catch me! she yelled, running away across the field. | If the guerrillas catch you, they …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire — 1 noun 1 BURNING (U) the flames, light and heat produced when something burns: The warehouse was completely destroyed by fire. | be on fire (=be burning): The house is on fire! | catch fire/catch on fire (=start to burn): Mary knocked the candle… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch — catch1 W1S1 [kætʃ] v past tense and past participle caught [ko:t US ko:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take and hold)¦ 2¦(find/stop somebody)¦ 3¦(see somebody doing something)¦ 4¦(illness)¦ 5 catch somebody by surprise/catch somebody off guard 6 catch somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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