Definition of burn up
- 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.
: to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases
: to undergo combustion
: to contain a fire
: an act, process, instance, or result of burning: such as
: injury or damage resulting from exposure to fire, heat, caustics, electricity, or certain radiations
: a burned area
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
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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