burn off

burned off or burnt off; burning off; burns off

Definition of burn 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

Examples of burn off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon those trucks will be joined by sandwich, empanada and coffee shops, as well as a big fitness center to burn off the calories. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Dormant for 10 months, the Transbay transit center is finally springing to life," 23 Dec. 2019 While the workouts look deceptively simple, a recent study found that during a 20-minute kettlebell workout participants were burning off, on average, 20 calories a minute. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Hate cold weather? Stay fit (and warm) and have some fun with these indoor workouts.," 9 Jan. 2020 His facial features had almost been burned off, a doctor said. Washington Post, "Dread in northern Syria as U.S. troops withdraw and cease-fire ends," 29 Oct. 2019 Well, Dave was lowered in, and his legs had to burn off, and then the rest of him went in, and that’s what the temperature recorder recorded. cincinnati.com, "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 6: Last day laid bare," 14 Jan. 2020 In billions of years, the Jupiter-sized planets will creep close enough to their star that their atmospheres will burn off entirely. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Hubble Telescope Spots Cotton Candy-like Exoplanets Called 'Super Puffs'," 31 Dec. 2019 Yet even during the warmest weather after the morning fog burns off, the Raiders have kept their cool. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Eight practices, no fights? Why Raiders are pulling their punches," 5 Aug. 2019 Environmentalists and the natural gas industry have issued contrasting accounts about flaring, the practice of burning off excess natural gas in the Permian Basin and other shale plays across the United States. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Fight over Flaring: Industry, enviros contrasting accounts over burning excess natural gas," 17 Dec. 2019 Get a head start on burning off those Thanksgiving-dinner calories by participating in this annual 5K run or walk, set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28 and sponsored by the Y in Central Maryland. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Things to do in Baltimore this week: Hampden’s Miracle on 34th Street, the Festival of Trees, Thanksgiving football and more," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of burn off

circa 1925, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Burn off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20off. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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