burn /bɜːn/ verb (past tense burned, past tense UK also burnt)
› [T] IT to copy information, recorded music, images, etc. onto a CD: burn sth to/onto sth The service allows consumers to download a movie, but not to burn it onto a DVD.
be/get burned informal › to lose money in a business deal: Many investors were badly burned.
burn a hole in sb's pocket › if money is burning a hole in your pocket, you are very eager to spend it
burn the candle at both ends › to work very hard as well as doing other things such as going out late at night, so that you get very little rest
burn the midnight oil › to work late into the night
get/have your fingers burned (also burn your fingers) › to lose money in a high-risk business deal: We've had our fingers burned in the past by holding too many risky stocks.