Examples of parch in a Sentence
The hot desert sun had parched the land.
the heat has really parched my throat
Recent Examples of parch from the Web
But the whole ordeal was jarring for California, which had just been parched by a record drought that left lakes dry, lawns yellow, and restaurants not allowed to serve water unless it was specifically requested.
Louis Meyer was parched after winning the 1936 race and asked for buttermilk in victory lane.
California's ongoing drought parched its landscape, making the state tinder for potential fires.
The wind careens over low-lying Southern California, parching vegetation in its path that can easily become fuel for a fire.
Famine looks like dusty fields parched from drought, distended bellies and emaciated frames, a bad harvest with no crops.
Hot, dry and windy weather parched the grapes, reducing yields and grape juice, and harvesting was completed earlier than usual.
Their bodies were bent under the weight of their belongings and their lips were cracked and parched from thirst.
Responding to the severe drought that is parching Italy, the Vatican has started to shut off its historic decorative and drinking fountains, Hilary Clarke reports for CNN.
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PARCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parch for English Language Learners
: to make (something) very dry
PARCH Defined for Kids
Definition of parch for Students
- The heat and drought of dog days had parched the earth …
- —William H. Armstrong, Sounder
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