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char

verb uk   /tʃɑːr/  us   /tʃɑːr/ (-rr-)

char verb (BURN)

[I or T] to burn and become black or to burn something so that it becomes black: Grill the peppers until the skin starts to char.

char verb (CLEAN)

[I] UK old-fashioned to clean and tidy a house or office for payment

char

noun [C] uk   /tʃɑːr/  us   /tʃɑːr/ UK old-fashioned informal
→  charwoman
Translations of “char”
in Vietnamese cháy xém…
in Spanish chamuscar, carbonizar…
in Thai เผาไหม้จนเป็นถ่าน…
in Malaysian terbakar…
in French carboniser…
in German verkohlen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燒焦, (把…)燒焦,燒黑…
in Indonesian membakar hangus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烧焦, (把…)烧焦,烧黑…
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