burn 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

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

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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