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"sear" in British English

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searverb [T]

uk   /sɪər/  us   /sɪr/
to ​burn the ​surface of something with ​sudden very ​strongheat: The ​heat from the ​explosion seared ​theirhands and ​faces.
to ​fry a ​piece of ​meatquickly at a high ​temperature, in ​order to ​preventliquid and ​flavourescaping from it
to have a ​strongunpleasanteffect on someone's ​feelings or ​memories: The ​disaster is ​indelibly seared into the ​villagers' memories.
(Definition of sear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sear" in American English

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searverb [T]

 us   /sɪər/
to ​burn the ​surface of something with very high ​heat, or to ​cookmeatquickly at a high ​temperature to ​keep in the ​juices and ​flavor: He seared the ​steaks on the ​grill.
(Definition of sear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sear”
in Chinese (Simplified) 燎, 烧焦, 烧灼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燎, 燒焦, 燒灼…
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