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burn (sth) down

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/  us   /bɝːn/ verb (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 to destroy something, especially a building, by fire, or to be destroyed by fire: He tried to burn down the school by setting fire to a pile of papers.
Translations of “burn (sth) down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 燒毀,焚毀(尤指建築物)…
in Russian сжигать, сгорать…
in Turkish yanıp kül olmak, yakıp kül etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烧毁,焚毁(尤指建筑物)…
in Polish spalić (się)…
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