burn off

verb

burned off or burnt off; burning off; burns off

intransitive verb

: to be dissipated by the sun's warmth
waiting for the fog to burn off

transitive verb

: to cause to burn off

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of burn off was circa 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Burn off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20off. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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