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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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