burn away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of burn away

: to be removed or to remove (something) by fire or heat
  • The outer layer of wooden shingles burned away quickly in the fire.
  • The fire quickly burned the outer layer of wooden shingles away.
  • burned away unwanted hair

Word by Word Definitions

burn play
  1. : creek

  1. : to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases

  2. : to undergo combustion

  3. : to contain a fire

  1. : an act, process, instance, or result of burning: such as

  2. : injury or damage resulting from exposure to fire, heat, caustics, electricity, or certain radiations

  3. : a burned area

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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