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- v. To catch fire and burn until destroyed
- v. To destroy by burning.
- v. To anger; to annoy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. use up (energy)
- v. burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
- v. burn brightly
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King Ingiald finds it vastly amusing to burn up half a dozen kings in a hall, after getting them drunk.
"Never mind," said he in the same tone; "it's nothing but what the fire'll burn up anyhow; don't worry yourself about it."
If he got a good blaze going somewhere else, that hex would burn up just like anything else.
Wiggons is another pretty Market town built of stone and brick: here it is that the fine Channell Coales are in perfection – burns as light as a Candle – set the Coales together wth some fire and it shall give a snap and burn up light.
Of course, some women put their husband's salaries on their backs instead of his ribs; but there are a heap more men who burn up their wives 'new sealskin sacques in two-bit cigars.
They’ll be crowded toward the center, and there’ll be time for them to consider what to do, to call for help, before the lower-lit struts burn up enough to imperil them.”
When my brother fell off his bike in his early teenage years doing some amazing, life-changing trick, I’m sure, he ended up with about a four-and-a-half-inch road burn up his jawbone and cheek.