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burn

noun, British

Synonyms and Antonyms of burn

  1. a natural body of running water smaller than a river the walkers forded the shallow burn and then came upon a field of gorse Synonyms of burn beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, creek [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamletWords Related to burn arroyo, billabong [Australian], fresh, freshet, runoff; bayou, coulee, slough (also slew or slue), stream, wash; canal, channel, cut, cutoff, gut, kill, millrace, millstream, race, watercourse, waterway; affluent, branch, confluent, distributary, influent, tributary


burn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of burn

  1. 1 to be on fire especially brightly all evening long we just sat there, contentedly watching the Yule log burn Synonyms of burn blaze, combust, flame, glow Words Related to burn catch, enkindle; deflagrate, fire, ignite, kindle; flare (up), light (up); flicker, gutter, waver; bake, broil, char, cook, melt, roast, scorch, swelter; smolder (or smoulder), spark, sputter; beam, brighten, radiate; beat (down), flash, glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, shine, sparkle, twinkle Phrases go up in flames

  2. 2 to set (something) on fire it is not a good idea to try to burn old papers in the sink Synonyms of burn enkindle, fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light, torch Words Related to burn immolate; deflagrate; char, frizzle, scorch; bake, broil, cook; ash, cremate, incinerate, kiln; set off; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, lighten, radiate; scald, scathe, sear; reignite, rekindle, relight; bank, stoke Near Antonyms of burn choke, smother, suffocate; stamp (out); blacken, darken, dim, dull, obscure Antonyms of burn douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)

  3. 3 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger he came home burning with anger because of a reprimand at work Synonyms of burn boil, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormWords Related to burn fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake

  4. 4 to shine with a bright harsh light the bright streetlight outside our motel room burned all night long Synonyms of burn beat, blaze, glare, flame, flareWords Related to burn beam, glow, radiate; flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle

  5. 5 to cause to believe what is untrue he's been burned before, so he's careful to double-check such claims now Synonyms of burn bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, deceive, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickWords Related to burn kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms of burn debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms of burn undeceive

  6. 6 to make complete use of heedlessly burning the country's resources without any concern for future generations Synonyms of burn absorb, deplete, consume, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, expend, play out, spend, use upWords Related to burn abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of burn augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms of burn renew, replace



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