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English definition of “scorch”

scorch

verb [I or T] (BURN)    /skɔːtʃ/ US  /skɔːrtʃ/
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 .Burning, burnt and on fire scorch     noun [C] The fire left scorch marks halfway up the wall .Burning, burnt and on fire
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