Meaning of “burning” in the English Dictionary

"burning" in British English

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uk /ˈbɜː.nɪŋ/ us /ˈbɝː.nɪŋ/

burning adjective (ON FIRE)

B1 producing flames:

A man staggered from the burning car.

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burning adjective (HOT)

very hot:

burning sand
Suddenly she felt a burning (sensation) (= feeling of heat) in her throat.

(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)