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burn (sth) up

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/  us   /bɝːn/ verb (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.
Translations of “burn (sth) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 燒光, 燒盡…
in Russian сжигать, сгорать дотла…
in Turkish tamamen yakmak, yanıp kül olmak/etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烧光, 烧尽…
in Polish spalić (się)…
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