scorch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “scorch” in the English Dictionary

"scorch" in British English

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uk   /skɔːtʃ/  us   /skɔːrtʃ/

scorch verb (BURN)

[I or T] to (​cause to) ​changecolour with ​dryheat, or to ​burnslightly: The ​iron was too ​hot and he scorched the ​shirt. The ​surroundingbuildings were scorched by the ​heat of the ​explosion.

scorch verb (DRIVE FAST)

[I usually + adv/prep] old-fashioned informal (​especially of ​motorcycles and ​cars) to ​travel or be ​driven very ​fast: The ​sportscar scorched past and ​disappeared into the ​distance.
noun [C] uk   us  
The ​fireleft scorch markshalfway up the ​wall.
(Definition of scorch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scorchverb [I/T]

 us   /skɔrtʃ/
to ​burn a ​surfaceslightly, causing it to ​changecolor: [T] The ​iron was too ​hot and scorched the ​shirt.

scorchnoun [C]

 us   /skɔrtʃ/
a ​burnmark on a ​surface
(Definition of scorch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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