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Definition 1: burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire - [verb of change]

Samples where burn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hut burned down
  • The mountain of paper went up in flames

Synonyms for burn down in the sense of this definition

(burn down is a kind of ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

(... is a kind of burn down ) become reduced to ashes

"The paper incinerated quickly"

Definition 2: destroy by fire - [verb of change]

Samples where burn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They burned the house and his diaries

Synonyms for burn down in the sense of this definition

(burn down is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

(... is a kind of burn down ) set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

(... is a kind of burn down ) reduce to ashes

"Cremate a corpse"

(... is a kind of burn down ) burn maliciously, as by arson

"The madman torched the barns"

(... is a kind of burn down ) destroy completely by or as if by fire

"The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes" "the invaders scorched the land"

(burn down has a similar meaning as ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

(burn down has a similar meaning as ...) cause to undergo combustion

"burn garbage" "The car burns only Diesel oil"

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