4 English Phrasal Verbs With 'BURN'

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We have definitions for 4 phrasal verbs with 'BURN'

4 phrasal verbs with 'BURN'

Burn down

  1. Burn completely
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: They had to completely rebuild the museum after the old one BURNED DOWN.

Burn off

  1. Remove by burning or similar process
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I BURN OFF a lot of calories in the gym.

Burn out

  1. Lose enthusiasm and energy to continue in a demanding job
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: Jennie BURNT OUT after ten years working as a futures broker and went to live in the country.

Burn up

  1. Destroy completely by fire
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: All his possessions were BURNED UP in the fire.
  2. Drive at high speed
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The bank robbers BURNED UP the roads but were soon captured.
  3. To be or cause to be highly annoyed
    (Separable [obligatory] | American English)
    » Example: His undeserved win in the election really BURNS me UP.

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