burn to death


: to die by fire
Several people were trapped in the building and were burned to death.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some initial reports had painted his mother as a hoarder whose negligence caused dozens of dogs to burn to death. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 27 Oct. 2022 The report also rebuts allegations that the actions of the rescue crews caused Valeria to burn to death when firefighters accidentally set fire to the room where the teenager was trapped. CBS News, 17 May 2022 People burn to death and are shown turning into ash, and characters explode, are crushed, seem to fall to their deaths, are impaled, have their necks snapped and much more. Washington Post, 6 May 2022

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“Burn to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20to%20death. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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