burn down

phrasal verb
burned down or burnt down; burning down; burns down

Definition of burn down

1 of a building or other structure : to be destroyed by fire The hotel burned down in 1922.
2 of a fire : to become smaller : to gradually produce less and less flame We watched the fire as it slowly burned down.
3 : to destroy (something) by fire Vandals burned down the school. burned it down

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“Burn down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20down. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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