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Synonyms for torch




set fire to


Synonyms for torch

to cause to burn or undergo combustion

Synonyms for torch

a light usually carried in the hand

tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers

a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

burn maliciously, as by arson

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Athens: The European Union flag has often been put to the torch on the protest-hit streets of Athens -- but in poorer towns and villages across Greece Brussels folk get a warmer reception.
Father Sarrouj was at a nearby monastery the day his library and bookshop was put to the torch.
The Rohingyas have, in the past two years, faced widespread communal violence where their mosques have been looted and desecrated and their homes and businesses put to the torch. And sadly, human rights groups have collected impartial evidence that suggests Myanmar law enforcement and security officials were compliant in aiding and abetting the rioters.
Even as 'blighted' neighbourhoods are put to the torch to reduce the cost of demolition, Derelict Paradise treads lightly around concomitant emotions, definitions of home and the psychological trauma of being forced from homefulness to homelessness; an effort to spare the victims perhaps.
Anacostia was a sea of flames as, one after another, the hovels were put to the torch.
So now we have a further 14 put to the torch along with two cars and a boat!