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English definition of “torch”

torch

verb [T]     /tɔːtʃ/ US  /tɔːrtʃ/
to burn a building or other large thing, intentionally and usually illegally: They smashed a side door to get in and then torched the warehouse when they had taken what they wanted.Starting fires
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