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burn
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a burning desire (=an extremely strong desire)
▪ She had a burning desire to pack her case and leave.
a burning issue (=a very important and urgent issue)
▪ For country-dwellers, transport is a burning issue.
a burning question (=an important one that needs dealing with)
▪ Little progress was made on the burning question of Africa’s debt.
a burning sensation
▪ These chemicals can cause a burning sensation or rash.
a burning/driving ambition (=a very strong ambition)
▪ She had a burning ambition to become a racing car driver.
a candle burns (=is giving out light)
▪ The house was dark except for one candle burning in a window.
a fire burns
▪ The fire was burning more strongly every minute.
a flame burns
▪ The flames were burning brightly.
a lamp burns
▪ A silver lamp burned on the altar.
a lit/lighted/burning cigarette
▪ Someone dropped a lit cigarette and started the fire.
a scorch/burn mark (=a mark caused by burning)
▪ There appeared to be scorch marks on the ceiling.
be burning with curiosity (=want to know about something very much)
▪ She was burning with curiosity about him, but was too polite to ask.
bleed/freeze/burn/starve to death
▪ Thousands of people are starving to death.
burn a CD (=put music, pictures, information etc on a CD)
▪ He burned a CD of his favourite songs.
burn (up/off) calories (=use up the calories you have eaten)
▪ Even walking will help you to burn up calories.
burn/damage your skin
▪ Strong sunlight can damage your skin.
burn...in effigy
▪ a threat to burn the president in effigy
burning/blazing/smoking wreckage
▪ He managed to crawl away from the burning wreckage.
burnt at the stake
▪ Suspected witches were burnt at the stake.
burnt to a cinder (=completely burnt)
▪ The cake was burnt to a cinder .
crash and burn
▪ His bid for the presidency finally did its crash-and-burn.
sb’s eyes are burning/smouldering/blazing with hateliterary
▪ Then he noticed the dark eyes, smouldering with hate.
the blazing/burning sun
▪ Tourists trudge around in the blazing sun.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
away
▪ Normally printers of this type are classified as non-impact but this version actually deposits carbon rather than burn away a layer of silvering.
▪ The stripes on ties are formed by strategically burning away the nap of the velvet.
▪ But of course I was always coming off-duty to find the thing burning away merrily in an empty hut.
▪ We can look out into fog as thick as cream and be certain it will burn away.
▪ All her hair had been burnt away but for the black roots and her features hideously charred.
▪ The sun was at its height and seemed to be burning away what little air there was to breathe.
▪ If a chimney was on fire, you couldn't just let it burn away.
down
▪ Why were they burning down their own community?
▪ The wood stove was burning down, the oil in the lamp almost gone.
▪ Well, then, burn down his house.
▪ Isn't it true that some one tried to burn down the barn your Sparrowgrass was stabled in a month ago?
▪ Men were trapped, and the fuse of a load of dynamite was quickly burning down to its end.
▪ I knew a woman who was terrified that her house would burn down.
off
▪ It was recommended to burn off fuel in the fuselage tank to 30 gallons before combat if possible.
▪ We were ordered to burn off 2, 000 calories each week.
▪ The next morning was fine and clear, after a mist was burnt off the water by the rising sun.
▪ Just to burn off the energy.
▪ His eyelids have been burnt off.
▪ Doing exercise, which requires extra fuel, will help burn off the body fat even quicker.
▪ Haulms are normally burnt off about two weeks before lifting commences.
out
▪ Because there was no way we would be given permission to carry out burning ourselves, everything was done from inference.
▪ If a new unit was plugged in, it would probably burn out at once.
▪ Garage fire: One car was burnt out and two others damaged in a garage blaze near Northallerton.
▪ Eventually Hurley began to burn out.
▪ They burn out, refuse to work.
▪ The fire burns out of control in the copious oxygen.
▪ My eyes - my eyes weren't supposed to burn out.
▪ For example, describe the cook falling asleep by the stove and the fire burning out.
up
▪ Although it was cold and the air was running out, she was burning up.
▪ The body not only burns up fat, but muscle and organs as well.
▪ Two cases burning up the Internet show the extent to which technology has become the front line in the battles over privacy.
▪ Most of these fireballs burn up or explode in the atmosphere and vanish without a trace.
▪ Two uranium-fuelled Cosmos satellites from the Soviet Union burnt up re-entering the atmosphere around 20 years ago.
▪ The usual solution, massive storage centers for recycled resources, burns up its slim profitability.
▪ The glass stands silent in the gallery, he wrote, but it burns up the lies of the gallery.
▪ The inflatable structure should burn up within days.
■ NOUN
boat
▪ She was acutely aware that she had burnt her boats.
▪ She had indeed burnt her boats.
▪ And, now she'd burnt her boats so very finally, he would want it back.
▪ He was not one for burning his boats.
body
▪ But then he covered her, his naked body burning hot, heavy but not crushing, strong and powerful.
▪ He saw a light far away, where a body was burning in the cremation ground.
▪ Your body burns alcohol more slowly, so a little drink can get you seriously sloshed, and you stay that way longer.
▪ The body not only burns up fat, but muscle and organs as well.
▪ This is because, under such starvation conditions, the body starts to burn muscle rather than fat.
▪ The latter provides maximum calorie burning and conditions the body to continue to burn fat hours after completing the workout.
▪ It stuck to Adam's body, burnt into the jigsaw of cuts that had been carved into his skin.
▪ Like yeast, the cells in our bodies usually burn glucose with oxygen because it releases so much energy.
calorie
▪ In these circumstances, it should be roughly assumed that you would be burning up around 2,000 calories a day.
▪ Exercise also helps maintain muscle mass and burn extra calories so you get to enjoy more food without getting fat.
▪ This gives your body more time to burn up the calories.
▪ If you burn fewer calories, you have to eat less.
▪ By midlife our bodies become less efficient at burning up calories.
▪ Women - rather unfairly I feel - tend to burn up calories less efficiently than men.
▪ Build in more hill work as it burns twice as many calories.
candle
▪ They sat in a dark room, the only light coming from a candle burning in the passage outside.
▪ They all agreed and adjourned the meeting just as the candle was burning out.
▪ There were no candles burning in the windows.
▪ Quickly she drew back, for it was like touching a candle, burning her.
▪ Commandant von Steinholz surveyed the blue and white birthday cake Leonore carried in, candles burning brightly, in the darkened room.
▪ He kept a candle burning in each room, unfinished manuscript on every desk.
▪ He could see sorrow in the dark eyes which glowed as if there were candles burning behind them.
coal
▪ The coals were burning only in the centre of the container.
▪ While addressing this economic question, how can we use natural gas to mitigate the environmental consequences of increased coal burning?
▪ Remember - always leave a little ventilation to keep the air fresh and for gas and coal fires to burn safely.
▪ They are responsible for much of the coal that we burn today.
▪ It will not be fussy about the coal it burns, and will do so more thoroughly, producing little pollution.
▪ Edusha had lighted some kindling, but it had not taken, so the coals did not burn.
▪ Murdock was not the first to realise that the gas given off by heated coal could be burnt.
death
▪ Fuel spilled and ignited, burning to death 11 passengers who were trapped in the leading car.
▪ Cosmas is burnt to death in his bed.
▪ Eventually I did the same, hoping Tam wouldn't burn us all to death.
▪ From mid-September the security situation worsened, with a number of students burning themselves to death in protest.
▪ Presumably, this is what moths are doing when they fly into a candle and are burnt to death.
effigy
▪ There are numerous harvest customs throughout this country and abroad, and some involve burning the straw effigy of such a figure.
▪ The mob had already burnt in effigy Andrew Oliver and his new stamp office before doing some damage to his house.
finger
▪ Thérèse held it for her, burning her fingers even as the icy water dripped over them.
▪ Firebug struggled with the teeny roach, trying not to burn his fingers.
▪ Her skin was burning where his fingers had touched her.
▪ Stretching out an incautious hand he burnt a finger on one of the bars.
▪ Greed usually means you go home at night with burnt fingers.
▪ Opposition burn their fingers on microwave Sketch.
fire
▪ There was a fire burning in the grate and a china chamber-pot painted with birds and flowers beneath the bed.
▪ A fire was burning in the ancient fireplace.
▪ Wood was scarce, and the flames of the fire burnt low.
▪ By the time the cigarette had been smoked the fire had burnt out.
▪ Through the sureness of fire and times burnt clear-hear it in the lineaments' song.
▪ All at once a bright fire seemed to burn through her veins, making her skin glow and causing her limbs to tremble.
▪ You can barely make out fragments of familiar scenes: a flood, a fire, a burning book.
flame
▪ When oxygen is supplied to a flame it burns faster; the same thing happens to our body when we walk aerobically.
▪ This wind made it difficult to focus the flames of the burning tyres on precisely the right spot.
▪ We know a city can go up in flames because of a burnt cake in Pudding Lane.
▪ Watch yourselves, the flames of your santos burn just above your heads.
▪ But the flames were beginning to burn him and the smoke was filling his head.
▪ Wood was scarce, and the flames of the fire burnt low.
▪ Amongst the Phoenicians live infants were placed in the arms of a idol, and died in the flames burning inside it.
▪ The night sky was lit by flames from burning cars, the smoky air stinging with tear gas.
fuel
▪ This reduces surface tension allowing a better oxygen mixture therefore making the fuel easier to burn.
▪ Inside the rocket, at the closed end, there is fuel, which burns and creates hot gases.
▪ Doing exercise, which requires extra fuel, will help burn off the body fat even quicker.
▪ Even if it discharged, is there enough energy in that discharge to cause the fuel air mixture to burn?
▪ There's 27% less fuel burnt per megawatt of electricity.
▪ Bigger capacity engines produce more torque as more fuel is burnt per firing stroke, giving a bigger push to the piston.
▪ This reaction produces a great deal of heat which spreads in the fuel and a sustained burning is produced.
ground
▪ Luqa was again hit, one Beaufighter being burnt out on the ground here.
▪ He saw a light far away, where a body was burning in the cremation ground.
▪ Buses were destroyed and a luxury tourist hotel burnt to the ground, although no holidaymakers were injured.
▪ But you could see two chop-pers burning on the ground anyway.
▪ The headquarters was burnt to the ground.
▪ They then torched the building, burning it to the ground.
▪ Andrew was forced to return to Britian because the medical unit he was working with was burnt to the ground.
▪ Old frame buildings burn to the ground, but not big, new modern buildings.
house
▪ Gore then devised a plan to burn down the house, destroying any forensic evidence he might have left behind.
▪ Mustering help from other whites, the mob returned to burn houses and shops.
▪ I mean, she could've burnt the house down that night she put the lighted paper through the letter box.
▪ Well, then, burn down his house.
▪ I think she would like to burn our houses down.
▪ A crowd of sightseers had gathered on the street across from the burning houses.
▪ She says he's threatened to burn the house down and she feels vulnerable.
▪ They used kerosene to burn the houses.
midnight
▪ Ingrid and other loyal friends spent long hours burning the midnight oil with her when it came to the final typing.
▪ Five worlds split into several sections is certainly enough to keep you burning the midnight oil.
money
▪ I was 11 years old and had money to burn.
▪ All, apparently, were the work of a Toronto advertising agency with money to burn.
▪ As far as I can see, money spent on royalty is money burnt.
▪ Printers, modems and speakers were considered necessities, but scanners were the province of professional artists with money to burn.
▪ But for amateurs, semi-pros or just anyone with less money to burn, it's not so simple.
▪ So you might reasonably suppose that ash is overdone in cheaper brands of pond food: and who has money to burn?
oil
▪ Why were the Ffestiniog locomotives converted to oil burning?
▪ There was a hot fire in the potbellied stove and an oil lamp burning high on a table in the corner.
▪ Grading students for their individual exams and individual term papers may reward a certain kind of midnight oil burning.
▪ The technology to implement the displacement of oil by burning coal with gas does riot compare in complexity with these wartime developments.
skin
▪ It has no unpleasant fumes, will not burn skin, and can be used indoors without ventilation.
▪ Right on her rib was a circle and a cross burnt right in the skin.
▪ This involved either burning the skin over the tendon, or inserting red hot iron pins into the tendon itself.
▪ The daughter said the sun was too hot and his rays would burn her skin.
▪ It's advisable not to have bare arms or legs though, because the matting can burn your skin if you fall.
stake
▪ Generation One you burn at the stake.
▪ He was then burnt at the stake.
▪ Refusing to recant his doctrines as heretical, he was condemned to be burnt at the stake at Konstanz.
▪ Governor Dulcitius had her sisters burnt at the stake.
sun
▪ Bricks were of two types, sun dried and kiln burnt, and these were widely employed, particularly in provincial work.
▪ I take a quick breakfast myself, and a short nap. 8: 00-8: 05 AMThe sun is burning hot.
▪ Now the sun is burning down on Earth with a white fire.
▪ Even the sun had to burn itself out, one day.
▪ Metal buckles get hot in the sun and can burn.
▪ However, stars more massive than the sun will burn up their fuel much more rapidly.
▪ Perhaps only the sun could purify - burn me, burn the world into characterless dust.
wood
▪ This latter task was not as trivial as may be supposed in a society where wood and straw huts burnt down regularly.
▪ Tipis take on color from the wood you burn in your fire.
▪ The wood stove was burning down, the oil in the lamp almost gone.
▪ I can hear the sounds of the wood burning in the fire, and the big clock on the stairs.
▪ Finally, the duck is suspended in an open-mouth wood-burning oven and roasted until it is crisp and mahogany colored.
■ VERB
begin
▪ But it stayed alight and soon began to burn merrily.
▪ When the mob began burning the car and restaurant, the police fired a few warning shots, but to no avail.
▪ We had fiddled in Maastricht while Sarajevo began to burn.
▪ Eventually Hurley began to burn out.
▪ A thick, choking smoke arose but the rug began to burn and she dropped it with a cry.
▪ Read in studio A public inquiry's begun into plans to burn hospital waste at an animal crematorium.
▪ The chapped skin began to burn.
▪ Frankie felt his face redden and his cheeks begin to burn all the way up to his scalp.
continue
▪ They made towards it as the first flare hit the sea, continuing to burn, with clouds of smoke drifting upwards.
▪ Fires continued to burn elsewhere in the West in states plagued by one of the worst droughts of the century.
▪ The engines continue to burn and the shuttle starts a slow 2 minute long descent back to Earth.
▪ The latter provides maximum calorie burning and conditions the body to continue to burn fat hours after completing the workout.
▪ Britain is the only country in the world which continues to burn hazardous waste at sea.
feel
▪ He felt their resentful eyes burning the nape of his neck.
▪ Patrick felt a bullet burn a track through the right side of his chest.
▪ Then as now, judges felt more at ease burning some poor wretch if they had a confession in hand.
▪ Dragan stared and felt his head burning.
▪ He felt the heavy burning in his eyes.
▪ It was deafeningly loud; he felt hot air burn his face; the car veered across the road.
▪ You could always feel his eyes burning through you.
keep
▪ The talks were closely monitored via mobile phone, and a bonfire of tyres and bobbins of rayon was kept burning.
▪ One might assume the fire brigade had put everything it had into keeping that shack from burning down.
▪ He kept a candle burning in each room, unfinished manuscript on every desk.
▪ The lantern was kept burning through the night.
▪ A funeral lit them up, it was like fuel, it kept them burning for days.
▪ Five worlds split into several sections is certainly enough to keep you burning the midnight oil.
seem
▪ Her skin seemed to burn at their touch.
▪ But by the mid-1950s, Lewis seemed to burn out.
▪ Those mysterious dark eyes of his drifted over her, unhurriedly, seeming to burn where they touched her.
▪ Others, the shape of teardrops, seemed to burn with a green and living fire.
▪ His eyes seemed to burn through them in disapproval.
▪ No given chore was enough to put out the licking fire that seemed always to burn in her.
▪ All at once a bright fire seemed to burn through her veins, making her skin glow and causing her limbs to tremble.
▪ The sun was at its height and seemed to be burning away what little air there was to breathe.
start
▪ Somebody better mek a U-turn before de fire start burn.
▪ Results the second time around: The bread started to burn before the cheese was melted.
try
▪ The only alternative, says Professor Durnin, is to try to burn up more energy by being physically active.
▪ If I could get Polly to mix everything up for me, I would try not to burn it.
▪ But I wasn't the only one out trying to burn down the forests.
▪ Basically, we tried to burn down the woods.
▪ If neither solution is practical, try burning a joss-stick or invest in a large aerosol spray.
▪ Firebug struggled with the teeny roach, trying not to burn his fingers.
▪ Gum Boots was staring at Kinnear's hand as if he was trying to burn his way through to the other side.
▪ Folly fanned her anger like a flame, trying desperately to burn out the suspicions that crowded into her mind.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be burnt to a frazzle
burn/raze sth to the ground
▪ The city continued to thrive until a massive earthquake razed it to the ground in 749AD.
▪ They then torched the building, burning it to the ground.
burning ambition/desire/need etc
▪ Both books, written out of what had gradually become a burning ambition, were however nothing more than starters.
▪ Bruce was a short, stocky man with red hair and a burning ambition.
▪ But they didn't reckon with her burning ambition to win a third time.
▪ His own unashamed, burning ambition is' to make money.
▪ I just have never had a burning desire to practice law.
▪ It hadn't been an easy task, and in spite of his burning ambition and will to succeed.
▪ The second time, it was a passion, a burning desire.
▪ You see, she had this burning ambition to succeed on the stage.
burning hot
▪ Heat waves rose off the burning hot desert sands.
▪ But then he covered her, his naked body burning hot, heavy but not crushing, strong and powerful.
▪ Her breath was short, her lips burning hot from the touch of his.
▪ I take a quick breakfast myself, and a short nap. 8: 00-8: 05 AMThe sun is burning hot.
▪ Obviously the inner layer was punctured because the outer skin was burning hot against her chill fingers.
▪ She was burning hot with embarrassment and guilt.
▪ There at last was the fire burning hot, high and welcoming.
burning issue/question
▪ Another burning issue is unfair dismissal.
▪ But the burning question is: How many times a day do kids wander in looking to buy rolling papers?
▪ It can also lead to the efficacy of our advice becoming the burning issue of discussion.
▪ Quality, of design and typography rather than editorial matter, is a burning issue as far as desktop publishing is concerned.
▪ The burning question is - how soon?
▪ The star trek is over for today, but the burning questions are still unanswered.
▪ Transmission has always been the burning issue for scientists interested in studying this epidemic.
burnt offering
▪ I've no wish to see the hungry rafters sitting down to plates of burnt offerings.
▪ We must sacrifice the most valued possession among us and make it a burnt offering.
do a slow burn
▪ Coach Bowen stood on the sidelines, doing a slow burn.
first-degree burn
▪ These bags have been known to give people first-degree burns.
have money to burn
▪ Adventure expeditions are growing in popularity, particularly among older Americans with money to burn.
▪ Every time I see her she's wearing something new. She must have money to burn.
▪ People who buy expensive cars have money to burn, and they want you to know it.
▪ Unless you've got money to burn, these expensive guitars are not the instruments to get you started.
sb's ears are burning
▪ I bet your ears were burning - Tom and I were just talking about you.
▪ My ears are burning in the cold, but there's nothing I can do about it.
second-degree burns
third-degree burn
▪ Is it possible to get third-degree burns from a novelty cracker?
▪ She incurred shrapnel wounds as well as third-degree burns.
▪ She was hospitalized in a critical condition after suffering third-degree burns, and died 21 days later.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A pile of branches was burning in the yard.
▪ At one end of the room a coal fire burned brightly.
▪ Cheap Scotch burns your throat.
▪ Christmas lights burned brightly all around town.
▪ Does styrofoam burn?
▪ Don't touch the iron. You'll burn yourself.
▪ Hard woods generally don't burn well.
▪ Jerry was badly burned in the explosion.
▪ Marcus burned his hand on the stove.
▪ Most of his possessions had been burnt to a cinder.
▪ Most of the garbage is burned in a pit behind the building.
▪ Oh no, I burned the toast!
▪ Oh, no! I've burnt the chicken!
▪ Over 35 houses burned as wildfire swept through the town.
▪ She burnt her arm on a camping stove.
▪ She lit a fire and burned his letters one by one.
▪ Someone had dropped a cigarette and burned a hole in the carpet.
▪ The best protection is to get out of the sun before you get burned.
▪ The candle flickered briefly, then burned with a steady flame.
▪ The engine only burns diesel fuel.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Amongst the Phoenicians live infants were placed in the arms of a idol, and died in the flames burning inside it.
▪ Fritter should turn golden brown but not burn.
▪ Miguel was angry enough to burn it.
▪ Our bodies are designed to burn carbohydrates and store fats.
▪ There was a hot fire in the potbellied stove and an oil lamp burning high on a table in the corner.
▪ There were signs, however, that she might burn out.
▪ They arrived within minutes to save the building from being burnt down.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
minor
▪ He was taken to hospital with minor burns to his hair, left arm, face and ears.
▪ She needed treatment for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
▪ Mercifully he suffered only minor burns to his wrists and neck, the judge said.
▪ Luckily they got out with minor burns, but that could have been very serious.
serious
▪ Lee Homburg, brother of Adrian Johns, survived after jumping, but suffered serious burns.
▪ The use of calcium chloride must be discouraged because of the potential for serious burns in the infusion area.
▪ He claimed Bourne, 26, threw caustic soda liquid into her face causing temporary blindness and serious burns.
▪ Police said one of the boys suffered a broken leg and his father was in hospital with serious burns.
▪ The injured woman was admitted to hospital in Bristol with serious burns, where her condition is said to be comfortable.
▪ In 1985, a girl suffered serious burns following an explosion in a house 50 metres from a landfill in North Yorkshire.
severe
▪ Up to eight people are missing and others have severe burns.
▪ The woman is critical with severe burns.
▪ But both suffered severe burns to their face and body.
▪ Dredge crashed Z3057 on the airfield in flames and suffered severe burns.
▪ Quirot, third at Barcelona, suffered severe burns when her home was set ablaze by a lamp in January 1993.
▪ Thirteen of the survivors had suffered severe burns.
▪ Do not dress or interfere with severe burns until expert help is available but do treat the shock.
slow
▪ The slow burn of resentment smouldered inside her.
▪ Now the slow burn of his steady gaze awakened feelings within her which were scary.
■ NOUN
cigarette
▪ They showed a young man whose swollen back was a mass of cigarette burns and bruises.
▪ One matinee jacket arrived with a cigarette burn in the middle of the back.
▪ During his 18-month ordeal Ryan regularly went home covered in cigarette burns and bruises.
▪ The Formica-topped tables were scarred with cigarette burns and discoloured by spilled coffee.
▪ He was castrated and his body bore extensive cigarette burns and bullet and knife wounds.
mark
▪ There was even a burn mark on his chin but apart from that his expression was positively cherubic.
▪ I found the burn mark on my thigh by its roughness to the touch ... not by any pain or discomfort.
▪ There was one chair and a narrow desk riddled with graffiti and burn marks.
unit
▪ I was informed she was in the burns unit.
▪ Three of them had serious face and hand burns and were transferred to the burns unit of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
▪ Yesterday he was recovering in Middlesbrough General Hospital's burns unit with burns to his arms, hands and lower body.
▪ Last night Mr Claydon was critically ill in a Leicester hospital burns unit.
▪ However, so severe were his injuries that he was transferred almost immediately to the burns unit of Withington Hospital in Manchester.
▪ He was later transferred to the burns unit at Whiston Hospital, Merseyside.
▪ Stephen died several days later in Whiston Hospital's burns unit.
■ VERB
suffer
▪ One worker would have suffered fatal burns had he not worn a protective chemical suit which was not routine for repair work.
▪ But both suffered severe burns to their face and body.
▪ Quirot, third at Barcelona, suffered severe burns when her home was set ablaze by a lamp in January 1993.
▪ Workman said the wounded were suffering from burns.
▪ She suffered powder burns to her right hand and a bullet passed through the sleeve of her nightgown.
▪ T.B. Garland crashed and suffered slight burns.
▪ He suffered superficial burns to his hands and face.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
burn/raze sth to the ground
▪ The city continued to thrive until a massive earthquake razed it to the ground in 749AD.
▪ They then torched the building, burning it to the ground.
burning ambition/desire/need etc
▪ Both books, written out of what had gradually become a burning ambition, were however nothing more than starters.
▪ Bruce was a short, stocky man with red hair and a burning ambition.
▪ But they didn't reckon with her burning ambition to win a third time.
▪ His own unashamed, burning ambition is' to make money.
▪ I just have never had a burning desire to practice law.
▪ It hadn't been an easy task, and in spite of his burning ambition and will to succeed.
▪ The second time, it was a passion, a burning desire.
▪ You see, she had this burning ambition to succeed on the stage.
burning hot
▪ Heat waves rose off the burning hot desert sands.
▪ But then he covered her, his naked body burning hot, heavy but not crushing, strong and powerful.
▪ Her breath was short, her lips burning hot from the touch of his.
▪ I take a quick breakfast myself, and a short nap. 8: 00-8: 05 AMThe sun is burning hot.
▪ Obviously the inner layer was punctured because the outer skin was burning hot against her chill fingers.
▪ She was burning hot with embarrassment and guilt.
▪ There at last was the fire burning hot, high and welcoming.
burning issue/question
▪ Another burning issue is unfair dismissal.
▪ But the burning question is: How many times a day do kids wander in looking to buy rolling papers?
▪ It can also lead to the efficacy of our advice becoming the burning issue of discussion.
▪ Quality, of design and typography rather than editorial matter, is a burning issue as far as desktop publishing is concerned.
▪ The burning question is - how soon?
▪ The star trek is over for today, but the burning questions are still unanswered.
▪ Transmission has always been the burning issue for scientists interested in studying this epidemic.
burnt offering
▪ I've no wish to see the hungry rafters sitting down to plates of burnt offerings.
▪ We must sacrifice the most valued possession among us and make it a burnt offering.
do a slow burn
▪ Coach Bowen stood on the sidelines, doing a slow burn.
first-degree burn
▪ These bags have been known to give people first-degree burns.
have money to burn
▪ Adventure expeditions are growing in popularity, particularly among older Americans with money to burn.
▪ Every time I see her she's wearing something new. She must have money to burn.
▪ People who buy expensive cars have money to burn, and they want you to know it.
▪ Unless you've got money to burn, these expensive guitars are not the instruments to get you started.
second-degree burns
third-degree burn
▪ Is it possible to get third-degree burns from a novelty cracker?
▪ She incurred shrapnel wounds as well as third-degree burns.
▪ She was hospitalized in a critical condition after suffering third-degree burns, and died 21 days later.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Billy was taken to the hospital with severe burns.
▪ Jones suffered only minor burns when her house was set ablaze last week.
▪ She was treated for minor burns on her hands.
▪ The child had cigarette burns on his arms and legs.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He said the average length of time for a burn survivor to get over grief is 12 to 18 months.
▪ Radial burns can also be used to circularize an elliptical orbit.
▪ Severe burns result after skin contact even with dilute solutions; the burns may not appear until hours after exposure.
▪ She suffered powder burns to her right hand and a bullet passed through the sleeve of her nightgown.
▪ The ambulance men arrived and immediately poured ice cold water over the burns.
▪ The knot under his chin was still firmly fastened and he had extensive burns on his head and face.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Burn

Burn \Burn\ (b[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burned (b[^u]rnd) or Burnt (b[^u]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Burning.] [OE. bernen, brennen, v. t., early confused with beornen, birnen, v. i., AS. b[ae]rnan, bernan, v. t., birnan, v. i.; akin to OS. brinnan, OFries. barna, berna, OHG. brinnan, brennan, G. brennen, OD. bernen, D. branden, Dan. br[ae]nde, Sw. br["a]nna, brinna, Icel. brenna, Goth. brinnan, brannjan (in comp.), and possibly to E. fervent.]

  1. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood. ``We'll burn his body in the holy place.''
    --Shak.

  2. To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass.

  3. To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.

  4. To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.

  5. To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.

    This tyrant fever burns me up.
    --Shak.

    This dry sorrow burns up all my tears.
    --Dryden.

    When the cold north wind bloweth, . . . it devoureth the mountains, and burneth the wilderness, and consumeth the ??ass as fire.
    --Ecclus. xliii. 20, 21.

  6. (Surg.) To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.

  7. (Chem.) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen. To burn, To burn together, as two surfaces of metal (Engin.), to fuse and unite them by pouring over them a quantity of the same metal in a liquid state. To burn a bowl (Game of Bowls), to displace it accidentally, the bowl so displaced being said to be burned. To burn daylight, to light candles before it is dark; to waste time; to perform superfluous actions. --Shak. To burn one's fingers, to get one's self into unexpected trouble, as by interfering the concerns of others, speculation, etc. To burn out,

    1. to destroy or obliterate by burning. ``Must you with hot irons burn out mine eyes?''
      --Shak.

    2. to force (people) to flee by burning their homes or places of business; as, the rioters burned out the Chinese businessmen.

      To be burned out, to suffer loss by fire, as the burning of one's house, store, or shop, with the contents.

      To burn up, To burn down, to burn entirely.

Burn

Burn \Burn\, n.

  1. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat.

  2. The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.

  3. A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6.

Burn

Burn \Burn\, v. i.

  1. To be of fire; to flame. ``The mount burned with fire.''
    --Deut. ix. 15.

  2. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat.

    Your meat doth burn, quoth I.
    --Shak.

  3. To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever.

    Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way?
    --Luke xxiv. 32.

    The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water.
    --Shak.

    Burning with high hope.
    --Byron.

    The groan still deepens, and the combat burns.
    --Pope.

    The parching air Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
    --Milton.

  4. (Chem.) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine.

  5. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought. [Colloq.]

    To burn up, To burn down, to be entirely consumed.

Burn

Burn \Burn\, n. [See 1st Bourn.] A small stream. [Scot.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
burn

c.1300, "act of burning," from Old English bryne, from the same source as burn (v.). Until mid-16c. the usual spelling was brenne. Meaning "mark made by burning" is from 1520s. Slow burn first attested 1938, in reference to U.S. movie actor Edgar Kennedy (1890-1948), who made it his specialty.

burn

12c., combination of Old Norse brenna "to burn, light," and two originally distinct Old English verbs: bærnan "to kindle" (transitive) and beornan "to be on fire" (intransitive), all from Proto-Germanic *brennan/*branajan (cognates: Middle Dutch bernen, Dutch branden, Old High German brinnan, German brennen, Gothic -brannjan "to set on fire"). This perhaps is from PIE \n*gwher- "to heat, warm" (see warm (adj.)), or from PIE *bhre-n-u, from root *bhreue- "to boil forth, well up" (see brew (v.)). Related: Burned/burnt (see -ed); burning.\n

\nFiguratively (of passions, battle, etc.) in Old English. Meaning "cheat, swindle, victimize" is first attested 1650s. In late 18c, slang, burned meant "infected with venereal disease." To burn one's bridges (behind one) "behave so as to destroy any chance of returning to a status quo" (attested by 1892 in Mark Twain), perhaps ultimately is from reckless cavalry raids in the American Civil War. Slavic languages have historically used different and unrelated words for the transitive and intransitive senses of "set fire to"/"be on fire:" for example Polish palić/gorzeć, Russian žeč'/gorel.

Wiktionary
burn

Etymology 1 n. 1 A physical injury caused by heat or cold or electricity or radiation or caustic chemicals. 2 A sensation resembling such an injury. 3 The act of burning something. vb. (lb en intransitive) To be consumed by fire, or at least in flames. Etymology 2

n. (context Scotland northern England English) A stream.

WordNet
burn
  1. n. pain that feels hot as if it were on fire [syn: burning]

  2. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun [syn: tan, suntan, sunburn]

  3. an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

  4. a burned place or area [syn: burn mark]

  5. damage inflicted by burning

  6. [also: burnt]

burn
  1. v. destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries" [syn: fire, burn down]

  2. shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning" [syn: glow]

  3. undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well" [syn: combust]

  4. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face" [syn: bite, sting]

  5. cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels" [syn: combust]

  6. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"

  7. cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil" [syn: incinerate]

  8. burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"

  9. spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"

  10. feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"

  11. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart" [syn: cauterize, cauterise]

  12. get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun [syn: sunburn]

  13. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn: cut]

  14. use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise" [syn: burn off, burn up]

  15. burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

  16. [also: burnt]

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Burn (Deep Purple album)

Burn is the eighth studio album by Deep Purple, released in February 1974. This was the first Deep Purple album to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes from Trapeze on bass and vocals.

Burn (disambiguation)

A burn is an injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction.

Burn may also refer to:

  • Combustion
  • Burn (landform), type of watercourses so named in Scotland and England
  • Burning, a synonym for optical disc authoring
  • Burn (energy drink), an energy drink among Coca-Cola brands
  • Dodging and burning, a type of photographic manipulation
  • Burn card, card discarded from the top of a deck
  • Slang for major insult
Burn

A burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Most burns are due to heat from hot liquids, solids, or fire. Females in many areas of the world have a higher risk related to the more frequent use of open cooking fires or unsafe cook stoves. Alcoholism and smoking are other risk factors. Burns can also occur as a result of self harm or violence between people.

Burns that affect only the superficial skin layers are known as superficial or first-degree burns. They appear red without blisters and pain typically lasts around three days. When the injury extends into some of the underlying skin layer, it is a partial-thickness or second-degree burn. Blisters are frequently present and they are often very painful. Healing can require up to eight weeks and scarring may occur. In a full-thickness or third-degree burn, the injury extends to all layers of the skin. Often there is no pain and the burn area is stiff. Healing typically does not occur on its own. A fourth-degree burn additionally involves injury to deeper tissues, such as muscle, tendons, or bone. The burn is often black and frequently leads to loss of the burned part.

Burns are generally preventable. Treatment depends on the severity of the burn. Superficial burns may be managed with little more than simple pain medication, while major burns may require prolonged treatment in specialized burn centers. Cooling with tap water may help pain and decrease damage; however, prolonged cooling may result in low body temperature. Partial-thickness burns may require cleaning with soap and water, followed by dressings. It is not clear how to manage blisters, but it is probably reasonable to leave them intact if small and drain them if large. Full-thickness burns usually require surgical treatments, such as skin grafting. Extensive burns often require large amounts of intravenous fluid, due to capillary fluid leakage and tissue swelling. The most common complications of burns involve infection. Tetanus toxoid should be given if not up to date.

In 2013, fire and heat resulted in 35 million injuries. This resulted in about 2.9 million hospitalizations and 238,000 dying. Most deaths due to burns occur in the developing world, particularly in Southeast Asia. While large burns can be fatal, treatments developed since 1960 have improved outcomes, especially in children and young adults. In the United States, approximately 96% of those admitted to a burn center survive their injuries. Burns occur at similar frequencies in men and women. The long-term outcome is related to the size of burn and the age of the person affected.

Burn (landform)

A burn is a watercourse (in size from a large stream to a small river).

Burn (Peach album)

Burn is the title of English metal band Peach's fourth release, released in 1993. It is now extremely rare.

Burn (American band)

Burn is a New York hardcore band which began in 1989 playing what could be considered progressive hardcore music with introspective lyrics.

Burn (UK band)

The Burn are a heavy rock band from Loughborough, England.

Burn (Burn EP)

Burn is the self-titled, debut release of the American hardcore band Burn, released in 1990 on Revelation Records.

Burn (Usher song)

"Burn" is a song by American R&B singer Usher, which he wrote with American songwriters Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox. The song was produced by Dupri and Cox for Usher's fourth studio album, Confessions (2004). "Burn" is about breakup in a relationship, and the public referred to it as an allusion to Usher's personal struggles. Originally planned as the album's lead single, "Burn" was pushed back after favorable responses for the song " Yeah!". "Burn" was released as the second single from the album on March 21, 2004.

"Burn" topped various charts around the world, including the Billboard Hot 100 for eight non-consecutive weeks; it succeeded "Yeah!" at number one. Both singles gave Usher nineteen consecutive weeks at the top spot, longer than any solo artist of the Hot 100 era. "Burn" was certified platinum in Australia and United States, and gold in New Zealand. The song was well received by critics and garnered award nominations. In 2009 it was named the 21st most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. This song won the 2005 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song.

Burn (Nine Inch Nails song)

"Burn" is a promotional single by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails released from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. Because this is a promo-only single, it has never been featured with its own official halo. It was included as a bonus track on the tenth anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Downward Spiral, and also has its own video (directed by Hank Corwin and Trent Reznor). A live performance of the song is featured on Woodstock '94, '' KROQ Christmas 2005 ''and the DVD Beside You In Time

Burn (Mobb Deep song)

"Burn" is the first single from Mobb Deep's fifth album Infamy. The song features Big Noyd and Vita. On the album, the track is listed as "The Learning (Burn)".

Burn (Fear Factory EP)

Burn is an EP by American industrial metal band Fear Factory, released in 1997 by Roadrunner Records. The title track, "Burn" is a remix of "Flashpoint" (a track from the Demanufacture album), which appears on the Remanufacture album. Burn has sold over 5,000 copies.

Burn (Jo Dee Messina album)

Burn is the third studio album by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina, released in August 2000 by Curb Records.

Her first No. 1 Billboard album on the Top Country Albums charts, it also hit No. 19 on the Billboard 200. "That's the Way" served as the album's lead-off single, spending four weeks at the top of the Billboard country music charts and becoming a major pop hit, peaking at #25. Following it was the title track (previously recorded by Tina Arena on her album In Deep) which became a #2 hit on the country music charts and Top 20 hit on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, it gave Messina her first entry on the latter charts. "Downtime" peaked at #5 on the country music charts, followed by another Number One in the Tim McGraw duet "Bring on the Rain". Finally, "Dare to Dream" peaked at #23 in mid-2002. The album has sold over one million copies being certified platinum.

Burn (Deep Purple song)

"Burn" is a song by British rock band Deep Purple. It was released on the album of the same name in 1974, and was the first song by the Mark III lineup. The song remained the band's concert opener for the next two years, taking over from "Highway Star". It opened Deep Purple's set on the California Jam two months after its release, on 6 April 1974.

After the Deep Purple 1984 reunion, the song was no longer played, as Ian Gillan, whom David Coverdale had replaced, was vocalist once more, and would not sing songs from the Coverdale era. The band did perform "Burn" live in 1991, during the time in which Gillan was briefly replaced by Joe Lynn Turner. When Gillan once more returned to the band in 1992, he again refused to perform Coverdale-era songs.

After Deep Purple's 1976 split-up, Coverdale formed his own band, Whitesnake, which over the years has featured Deep Purple members such as Jon Lord, Ian Paice and Don Airey, and has performed Coverdale-era Deep Purple songs such as "Burn", "Lady Double Dealer", "Lady Luck", " Mistreated", " Might Just Take Your Life", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Stormbringer". Glenn Hughes also features the song regularly in his live solo performances, as well as with his project, the supergroup Black Country Communion.

Burn (Sister Machine Gun album)

Burn is the third studio album by industrial rock band Sister Machine Gun.

Burn (Fumetsu no Face)

"Burn: Fumetsu no Face" is the forty-fifth single by B'z, released on April 16, 2008. The song was used in a commercial for the Kose Esprique Precious company. This is one of the many number-one singles by B'z at Oricon charts., but the first single since Lady-Go-Round not to sell over 200,000 copies.

Burn (Defiance EP)

Burn is the second EP released by the American anarcho street punk band Defiance, released on Consensus Reality Records in 1995.

Burn (energy drink)

burn is an energy drink owned and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company, carrying the official tagline "Fuel your fire". burn is distributed in more than 80 countries including France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Afghanistan and Mexico.

Burn (novella)

"Burn" is a science fiction novella published in 2005 by James Patrick Kelly. It won the 2007 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

Burn (Tina Arena song)

"Burn" is a song written by Tina Arena, Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel for Arena's third album In Deep (1997). The song was extremely successful in her native Australia reaching #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and it was certified gold. Arena also recorded the song in Spanish, and the Italian version " Ti Voglio Qui" and was released as a single in several countries in Europe and Australia.

In 2000, "Burn" was covered by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina and her version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Burn (Alkaline Trio song)

"Burn" is a song by the Chicago-based punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released as the third single from their 2005 album Crimson. It peaked at #34 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was released as both a compact disc and a pair of vinyl 7-inches, each containing different demo, remix, and alternate versions of the song as B-sides. An additional remix version, the "Alleged remix", was released on the Underworld: Evolution: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

The song's music video, directed by Piper Ferguson, depicts the band performing "Burn" in a circus setting accompanied by acrobats, contortionists, and other performers. As the song progresses fire is introduced into the performers' acts, and they dance and perform amidst the flames. Bassist Dan Andriano is depicted playing a double bass, though the song is actually performed using a standard bass guitar, and drummer Derek Grant is depicted playing a makeshift drum kit composed of pots, pans, and other objects.

Burn (Jessica Mauboy song)

"Burn" is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy. It was written by Taj Jackson, Jonas Jeberg and Mich Hansen, and was produced by Jeberg and Cutfather. "Burn" was released digitally on 17 November 2008, as the second single from Mauboy's debut studio album, Been Waiting. Musically, "Burn" is an R&B- dance track that incorporates electronica influences. The song became Mauboy's first number-one on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling over 70,000 copies. "Burn" also became Mauboy's first charting single internationally, reaching number 92 on the Japan Hot 100.

In 2009, "Burn" received an ARIA No. 1 Chart Award and won 'Single of the Year' at The Deadly Awards. It was also nominated for 'Highest Selling Single' at the ARIA Music Awards. A corresponding music video for "Burn" was directed by Keir McFarlane and filmed at the Sydney Botanical Gardens. The video has garnered over one million views on YouTube/ Vevo. In February 2012, "Burn" was featured in episode 17 of the fourth season of Packed to the Rafters. In 2014, a live version of "Burn" was featured on Mauboy's iTunes Session EP.

Burn (Industry song)

"Burn" is the follow-up single of the Irish boy/girl band Industry to the debut chart topping single " My Baby's Waiting" in the Irish Singles Chart. "Burn" went straight to number one in the Irish chart of 27 August 2009, staying at the top for one week, thus cutting the long streak at the top position of The Black Eyed Peas' " I Gotta Feeling" that had stayed at the top of the Irish chart for six weeks. "I Gotta Feeling regained the top of the chart after one week by Industry.

"Burn" spent a total of just two weeks in the Irish singles chart.

Burn (Melba Moore album)

Burn is the ninth album by singer Melba Moore, released in 1979.

Burn (Ruth Lorenzo song)

"Burn" is the debut single by Spanish singer Ruth Lorenzo. The song is a cover originally sung by London-based singer Caiyo (aka Francis Rodino) from his 2009 album Circles and Squares. It was released on 27 June 2011 as a digital download in Spain. The song entered the Spanish Singles Chart at number 16.

Burn (Meek Mill song)

"Burn" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill, released on September 11, 2012 as the second single from his debut studio album Dreams and Nightmares (2012). The song features fellow rapper Big Sean and is produced by Jahlil Beats. "Burn" peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Burn (Havok album)

Burn is the first full-length album recorded by the thrash metal band, Havok. It was released in 2009 on Candlelight Records.

Burn (Sons of Kemet album)

Burn is a debut album from Sons Of Kemet released on 9 September 2013. This album, and their running series of critically acclaimed performances lead to them winning the 'Best Jazz Act' in the 2013 MOBO Awards.

Producers such as Micachu , Vince Vella and Alex Patchwork have remixed various songs from the Burn album.

Burn (2012 film)

BURN: One Year on the Frontlines of the Battle to Save Detroit is a 2012 American documentary film, produced and directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez. It focuses on Engine Company 50 of the Detroit Fire Department, and the city of Detroit as it faces an economic collapse and rising arson and fire rates. The film was executive produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico through their production company, Apostle, as well as Steve Tihanyi and Morgan Neville.

Burn (Ellie Goulding song)

"Burn" is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding from Halcyon Days (2013), the reissue of her second studio album, Halcyon (2012). The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Goulding, Greg Kurstin, Noel Zancanella and Brent Kutzle, while production was handled by Kurstin and vocal production was done by Tedder. It was released on 5 July 2013 as the lead single from the reissue. The song was originally recorded by singer Leona Lewis for her third studio album, Glassheart (2012), but it was ultimately scrapped.

Upon its release, "Burn" was met with a mixed response from music critics, who praised it as "catchy" and noted it as one of Goulding's most radio-friendly songs to date, while others felt it was not memorable. It earned Goulding her first number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, selling 116,857 copies in its first week and staying atop the chart for three consecutive weeks. The track attained similar success internationally, reaching the top 10 in countries such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Sweden, as well as number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The accompanying music video was directed by Mike Sharpe and depicts Goulding in an empty field singing and dancing with friends. Goulding promoted the single on several television shows, including The X Factor, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Voice and Late Show with David Letterman. "Burn" was nominated for British Single of the Year and British Video of the Year at the 2014 Brit Awards.

Usage examples of "burn".

De Windt was not so much a creator as a summarizer, a concentrator, a lens that gathered to a burning focus the accumulating mental illumination of his day.

Tarquin, thinking it advisable to pursue the enemy closely while in this consternation, after sending the booty and the prisoners to Rome, piling up and burning the spoils which he had vowed to Vulcan, proceeds to lead his army onward into the Sabine territory.

For this affrontery the villages have been burned and the ashes scattered, lest the sight of them displease you.

In their different ways, the French, Aley and Corry, and Faust and Gabrielli and Rob Burns had been set to blow the deal.

For with the burning out of the generator bars the energy of the disintegrating allotropic iron had had no outlet, and had built up until it had broken through its insulation and in an irresistible flood of power had torn through all obstacles in its path to neutralization.

The sun has burned away the mist, disclosing an almost solid mass of transports to seaward, beaches swarming with amphtracs and men, troops moving through cornfields toward the tableland, landing craft forming waves, earlier waves retracting.

Patriarch set the burning censer on the table, then uncorked the crystal ampulla that hung on a chain around his neck, a tiny phial with many facets that contained a blood-red liquid.

Thoreau is considered the American Anarchist par excellence, and, if we can believe Vernon Louis Parrington, all of the Adams family--from the two presidents to the brothers--wished nothing more than the burning of State Street, the site of Boston banking.

I, Ragna, chieftain of the Kalimor, hereby curse him as anathema, and decree the punishment of death by fire to burn out this disease that has sprung up among us!

Some, such as anthracite, burn with little or no flame, but most give off gases, which burn with a luminous flame.

Another nervous entry in the police dossiers, recorded shortly after the air raids over Tokyo began, noted that little children were blithely singing a jingle anticipating the imperial palace burning down.

Dipsas coughed as she chanted, but her cracked voice and the thunderous antiphony from below continued for so long as the sulphur burned.

But among the crowd of friends and admirers who, coming from all parts, pressed around the little pink house, the most amazed of all was Marius, the blind cabinet-maker, unable to contain his intense delight at the sudden burning of so much incense before his idol, for to him it had seemed that this day of apotheosis would never dawn!

And then the agent had gone on a tremendous amplification all over the planet, and it was still expanding its burn, with no end in sight.

Within hours of each other there had been an admission from a car crash to set up on traction after Orthopaedics had finished patching him up and drips and analgesia to regulate in the sterile side ward for two young burns victims from a house fire.