Meaning of “burning” in the English Dictionary

"burning" in British English

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burningadjective

uk /ˈbɜː.nɪŋ/ us /ˈbɝː.nɪŋ/

burning adjective (STRONG)

C1 A burning desire, need, etc., is one that is very strong:

a burning ambition
He spoke of his burning desire to play for his country.
burning issue/question

C1 a subject or question that must be dealt with or answered quickly

(Definition of “burning” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burning" in American English

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burningadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈbɜr·nɪŋ/

hot, or flaming:

Fire engines surrounded the burning house.

fig. Burning also means of extreme interest or importance:

Building the new school is a burning local issue.
You have to have a burning desire to win.

(Definition of “burning” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)