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burns

verb
present tense third-person singular of burn

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to be on fire especially brightly
  • all evening long we just sat there, contentedly watching the Yule log burn

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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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4 to shine with a bright harsh light
  • the bright streetlight outside our motel room burned all night long

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burns

noun
plural of burn, British

Synonyms of burns (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Burns.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burns. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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