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1. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] shine intensely, as if with heat.

Synonyms

  • gutter
  • beam
  • glow

Antonyms

  • raise
  • assemble
  • add
  • refresh

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Burn

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • upturn
  • sauterne
  • return
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • alpern
  • sturn
  • stirn
  • sterne
  • stern
  • stearne
  • stearn
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • ohearn
  • o'hearn
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • ahearn
  • adjourn
  • zurn

Example sentences of the word burn


1. Noun, singular or mass
Even just tiny pulses up and down will help you feel the burn and torch those calories!

2. Verb, base form
Make sure that the pot is at least half full or the fondue may burn.

3. Adjective
They are lit and burn steadily.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The more intense your workout is, the higher the MET value and the more calories you burn.

Quotes containing the word burn


1. Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

2. [...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

3. You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
- Ray Bradbury

2. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] undergo combustion.

Synonyms

  • fire
  • blaze up
  • deflagrate
  • flame
  • singe
  • smolder
  • flame up
  • go up
  • change state
  • blaze
  • smoulder
  • flare
  • sear
  • scorch
  • burn up
  • turn
  • burn down

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • synchronise
  • falsify
  • synchronize

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] destroy by fire.

Synonyms

  • ruin
  • combust
  • incinerate
  • destroy
  • cremate
  • scorch
  • burn down
  • backfire
  • torch

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • dark
  • bright
  • dull

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort.

Synonyms

  • nettle
  • bite
  • sting
  • smart
  • ache
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • serious
  • significant
  • intemperate
  • compact

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] cause to burn or combust.

Synonyms

  • coal
  • set on fire
  • catch fire
  • take fire
  • conflagrate
  • set aflame
  • deflagrate
  • char
  • set ablaze
  • light
  • set afire
  • erupt
  • ignite

Antonyms

  • undamaged
  • repair
  • make
  • success

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] cause to undergo combustion.

Synonyms

  • incinerate
  • change integrity
  • burn down

Antonyms

  • correct
  • inactivity
  • unbend
  • top

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion.

Synonyms

  • experience

Antonyms

  • stressed
  • heavy-footed

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. burn

noun. ['ˈbɝːn'] a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.

Synonyms

  • hyperpigmentation
  • sunburn
  • suntan

Antonyms

  • demulsify
  • cool
  • curdle
  • get well

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. burn

verb. ['ˈbɝːn'] get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.

Synonyms

  • colour
  • discolor
  • sunburn
  • color

Antonyms

  • reduce
  • engage
  • empty
  • be born

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. burn

noun. ['ˈbɝːn'] pain that feels hot as if it were on fire.

Synonyms

  • burning
  • hurting

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • acidify
  • fill

Etymology

  • bernen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burn (Middle English (1100-1500))
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