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English definition of “burn (sth) up”

burn (sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with burn   /bɜːn/ us    /bɝːn/ (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 to destroy something completely with fire or heat, or to be destroyed completely by fire or heat: Meteorites often burn up in the atmosphere before they reach the ground.
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