Meaning of “burn off something” in the English Dictionary


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burn off something

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

to remove something by burning it:

Until recently these countries were burning off gas they could not use or sell.

If you burn off pounds or something that you have eaten, you do exercise:

We eat too much and don't burn it off with enough exercise.

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