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English definition of “torch”

torch

noun     /tɔːtʃ/ US  /tɔːrtʃ/
B2 [C] UK (US flashlight) a small light that is held in the hand and usually gets its power from batteries : She flashed / shone the torch into the dark room .Lighting and light fittings in the home [C] a thick stick with material that burns tied to the top of it, used to give light : a flaming / blazing torchliterary Many buildings were put to the torch (= burned intentionally ) during the riots .ToolsGardening tools [S] approving used as a symbol of a political movement or idea that has an important positive influence : the torch of socialism Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
(Definition of torch noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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