burn up

Definition of burn up

:to be destroyed or cause (something) to be destroyed by fire
  • Most asteroids burn up upon entering the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Wildfires have been raging across the region burning up acres of forest.
  • Do we still need these old receipts? No, burn them up.

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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