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English verb: burn up

1. burn up (weather) burn brightly


SamplesEvery star seemed to flare with new intensity.


Synonymsblaze up, flame up, flare


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

2. burn up (consumption) use up (energy)


SamplesBurn off calories through vigorous exercise.


Synonymsburn, burn off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

3. burn up (change) burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire


SamplesThe hut burned down.
The mountain of paper went up in flames.


Synonymsburn down, go up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust


Narrower (hyponym)incinerate









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