Meaning of “burn down (something)” in the English Dictionary


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burn down (something)

phrasal verb with burn us /bɜrn/ verb past tense and past participle burned /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ burnt /bɜrnt/

to destroy something with fire, or to be destroyed in this way:

They weren’t injured, but their house burned down.

(Definition of “burn down (something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)