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English definition of “burn”


verb [T] (HURT BY FIRE)   /bɜrn/ (past tense and past participle burned  /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ or burnt  /bɜrnt/)
to hurt , damage , or destroy something by fire or extreme heat : She burned her hand on the hot iron . People still burn trash although it’s illegal . The toast was burned to a crisp (= burned until it was black ). infml If you are burned by an activity , you are hurt emotionally or financially because of it: He got burned in an investment and lost a lot of money .
(Definition of burn verb (HURT BY FIRE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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