Definition of “burn sth off/up” - English Dictionary

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“burn sth off/up” in British English

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burn sth off/up

phrasal verb with burn uk /bɜːn/ us /bɝːn/ verb burnt or burned, burnt or burned

B2 to use or get rid of energy or fat by doing a lot of physical exercise:

Running is an excellent way to burn off excess calories.

(Definition of “burn sth off/up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)