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scorch

verb uk   /skɔːtʃ/ us    /skɔːrtʃ/

scorch verb (BURN)

[I or T] to (cause to) change colour with dry heat, or to burn slightly: The iron was too hot and he scorched the shirt. The surrounding buildings were scorched by the heat of the explosion.

scorch verb (DRIVE FAST)

[I usually + adv/prep] old-fashioned informal (especially of motorcycles and cars) to travel or be driven very fast: The sports car scorched past and disappeared into the distance.
scorch
noun [C] uk   us  
The fire left scorch marks halfway up the wall.
(Definition of scorch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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