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English definition of “burn”

burn

verb
 
 
/bɜːn/ (past tense burned or 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.
(Definition of burn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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