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English definition of “burn (sth) down”

burn (sth) down

phrasal verb with burn     /bɜːn/ verb (past tense and past participle burnt, burned)
B2 to destroy something, especially a building, by fire, or to be destroyed by fire: Their house burnt down while they were at work.Burning, burnt and on fire
(Definition of burn (sth) down from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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