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burn

noun , British

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a natural body of running water smaller than a river

  • the walkers forded the shallow burn and then came upon a field of gorse
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beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, creek, gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet

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burn

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1 to be on fire especially brightly

  • all evening long we just sat there, contentedly watching the Yule log burn
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go up in flames

2 to set (something) on fire

  • it is not a good idea to try to burn old papers in the sink
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3 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger

  • he came home burning with anger because of a reprimand at work
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see red

4 to shine with a bright harsh light

  • the bright streetlight outside our motel room burned all night long
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5 to cause to believe what is untrue

  • he's been burned before, so he's careful to double-check such claims now
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do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes

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6 to make complete use of

  • heedlessly burning the country's resources without any concern for future generations
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run out of

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