- A physical injury caused by heat or caustic chemicals.
verb (burns, burning, burnt or burned)
- She had second-degree burns from falling in the bonfire.
- The act of burning something.
- They"re doing a controlled of the fields.
- Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid.
- One and, two and, keep moving; feel the !
- (slang) An intense non-physical sting, as left by an effective insult
- (intransitive) To be consumed by fire, or at least in flames.
- He watched the house .
- (intransitive) To feel hot, e.g. due to embarrassment.
- Her cheeks burned with shame.
- (context, intransitive, curling) To accidentally touch a moving stone.
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause to be consumed by fire.
- He burned his manuscript in the fireplace.
- (transitive) To injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals.
- She burned the child with an iron, and was put in jail for ten years.
- (context, transitive, slang) To betray.
- The informant burned him.
- (context, transitive, computing) To write data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip.
- We'll this program onto an E-PROM one hour before the demo begins.
- (transitive) To waste (time).
- We have an hour to .
- (context, transitive, slang) To insult badly, leaving no possible comeback.
- I just burned you again.
- (context, transitive, cards) In pontoon, to swap a pair of cards for another pair.
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