burn (sth) down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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burn (sth) down

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/  us   /bɝːn/ verb (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 to ​destroy something, ​especially a ​building, by ​fire, or to be ​destroyed by ​fire: He ​tried to ​burn down the ​school by setting ​fire to a ​pile of ​papers.
(Definition of burn (sth) down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burn (sth) down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 烧毁,焚毁(尤指建筑物)…
in Turkish yanıp kül olmak, yakıp kül etmek…
in Russian сжигать, сгорать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燒毀,焚毀(尤指建築物)…
in Polish spalić (się)…
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