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Synonyms for burn

be on fire

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set on fire

shine

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blush

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be passionate

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  • be passionate
  • blaze
  • be excited
  • be aroused
  • be inflamed

seethe

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yearn

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Synonyms for burn

to undergo combustion

to undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire

to emit a bright light

to feel or look hot

to feel or cause to feel a sensation of heat or discomfort

to cause to become sore or inflamed

to cause to feel or show anger

to be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil

burn out: to lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless

damage or a damaged substance that results from burning

Synonyms for burn

pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

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a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

damage inflicted by fire

shine intensely, as if with heat

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cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

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cause to undergo combustion

burn at the stake

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spend (significant amounts of money)

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feel hot or painful

burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

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get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

create by duplicating data

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burn with heat, fire, or radiation

References in classic literature ?
I shall never again be capable of entering into such scenes." Burns knew himself to be a man of faults.
Bad fortune, too, followed Burns. The shop in which he was engaged was set on fire, and he was left "like a true poet, not worth a sixpence."
Bad harvests were followed by money difficulties, and, weighed down with all his cares, William Burns died.
The next four years of Burns's life were eventful years, for though he worked hard as he guided the plow or swung the scythe, he wove songs in his head.
Still I felt that Helen Burns considered things by a light invisible to my eyes.
"And cross and cruel," I added; but Helen Burns would not admit my addition: she kept silence.
In her turn, Helen Burns asked me to explain, and I proceeded forthwith to pour out, in my own way, the tale of my sufferings and resentments.
"Helen Burns, if you don't go and put your drawer in order, and fold up your work this minute, I'll tell Miss Scatcherd to come and look at it!"
The curate was tired and would not look into any more books, and so he decided that, "contents uncertified," all the rest should be burned; but just then the barber held open one, called "The Tears of Angelica."
"I should have shed tears myself," said the curate when he heard the title, "had I ordered that book to be burned, for its author was one of the famous poets of the world, not to say of Spain, and was very happy in the translation of some of Ovid's fables."
Burns sighed, glanced at me inquisitively, as much as to say, "Aren't you going yet?" and then turned his thoughts from his new captain back to the old, who, being dead, had no authority, was not in anybody's way, and was much easier to deal with.
Burns mustered his courage one day and remonstrated earnestly with the captain.
Burns at this point looked at me with an air of curiosity.
Burns that photograph explained why the unloaded ship had kept sweltering at anchor for three weeks in a pestilential hot harbour with- out air.
Many of Burns' poems are in the Lowland Scots dialect; a few are wholly in ordinary English; and some combine the two idioms.