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English verb: burn down

1. burn down (change) burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire


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


Synonymsburn up, go up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust


Narrower (hyponym)incinerate

2. burn down (change) destroy by fire


SamplesThey burned the house and his diaries.


ExamplesThey burn down the trees


Synonymsburn, fire


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


Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin


Narrower (hyponym)backfire, cremate, scorch, torch


Verb groupburn, burn, combust, incinerate









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