burn down

phrasal verb

burned down or burnt down; burning down; burns down
of a building or other structure : to be destroyed by fire
The hotel burned down in 1922.
of a fire : to become smaller : to gradually produce less and less flame
We watched the fire as it slowly burned down.
: 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 1 Apr. 2023.

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