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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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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

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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

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It's this latter format that is most reflected in Burning the Midnight Oil -- essays, poems, and quotations are scattered threads woven into an elaborate tapestry.
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I write when I can, usually burning the midnight oil."
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l Every student should set up a model question paper of his own and should be able to answer them at the outset as this is the best practice instead of burning the midnight oil.
"Our research shows a large proportion of small business owners in Liverpool are burning the midnight oil once the office has closed and the kids have gone to bed to make sure they keep on top of things.
WALSALL striker Hector Sam has promised boss Richard Money he will not be burning the midnight oil watching cricket's World Cup.
RANGERS manager Alex McLeish has been burning the midnight oil watching tapes of Tuesday's Champion League opponents Porto in action.
The study also revealed more than a third of business owners are burning the midnight oil at least three to four times a week, with entrepreneurs in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside working the latest into the evening.
MARTIN JOL has been burning the midnight oil trying to plot Tottenham's escape route from potential disaster.
A fter burning the midnight oil to create a prototype vehicle in just six months, a specialist vehicle builder has won a substantial order from the New Zealand military that is set to create 30 new manufacturing jobs at its Walsall base.
And to ensure no-one misses the boat The Queen's Award officials will be burning the midnight oil to be on hand to receive even the latest of last minute applications.
Naturally, my first thought was, "will the Newmarket meeting survive?" Instead of writing an essay on the Tudors, I had been burning the midnight oil debating whether King Henry's Reprimand could beat Warning in the Dewhurst - and the entire student grant was going on.
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