Meaning of “scorch” in the English Dictionary

"scorch" in British English

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scorchverb

uk /skɔːtʃ/ us /skɔːrtʃ/

scorch verb (BURN)

[ I or T ] to (cause to) change colour with dry heat, or to burn slightly:

The iron was too hot and he scorched the shirt.
The surrounding buildings were scorched by the heat of the explosion.
scorch
noun [ C ] uk us

The fire left scorch marks halfway up the wall.

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

"scorch" in American English

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scorchverb [ I/T ]

us /skɔrtʃ/

to burn a surface slightly, causing it to change color:

[ T ] The iron was too hot and scorched the shirt.

scorchnoun [ C ]

us /skɔrtʃ/

a burn mark on a surface

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