English definition of “burn”
/bɜːn/ verb (past tense and past participle burnt, burned)
DESTROY [I, T] › to destroy something with fire, or to be destroyed by fire: I burnt all his letters. The factory burned to the ground. He dropped his cigarette and burnt a hole in his jacket.
FLAMES [I] › to produce flames: The fire's burning well.
COOK TOO LONG [I, T] › If you burn something that you are cooking, you cook it too much and if something you are cooking burns, it cooks too much: Check the pizza - I think it's burning!
burn yourself/your fingers, etc › to be hurt by fire or heat: He burned his hand on the kettle.
ENERGY [T] (also burn up) › to use fuel to produce heat or energy: to burn calories/fuel
COPY [T] › to copy music, information or images onto a CD: He's burnt all his favourite records onto a CD.
SKIN [I] › to be very hot or sore: Her cheeks were burning.
burn with anger/hatred, etc › to feel an emotion very strongly