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burn (sth) up

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/  us   /bɝːn/ verb (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 to ​destroy something ​completely with ​fire or ​heat, or to be ​destroyedcompletely by ​fire or ​heat: Meteorites often ​burn up in the ​atmosphere before they ​reach the ​ground.
(Definition of burn (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burn (sth) up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 烧光, 烧尽…
in Turkish tamamen yakmak, yanıp kül olmak/etmek…
in Russian сжигать, сгорать дотла…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燒光, 燒盡…
in Polish spalić (się)…
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