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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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