burn up

phrasal verb
burned up or burnt up; burning up; burns 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.

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“Burn up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20up. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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