burn down


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Verb1.burn down - burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire; "The hut burned down"; "The mountain of paper went up in flames"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
incinerate - become reduced to ashes; "The paper incinerated quickly"
2.burn down - destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
incinerate, burn - cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"
backfire - set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
cremate - reduce to ashes; "Cremate a corpse"
torch - burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the barns"
scorch - destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
Translations
vyhořet
brænde ned
polttaa maan tasalle
izgorjeti
焼け落ちる
전소하다
brinna ner
เผาไหม้ทำลายลง
thiêu trụi

w>burn down

vi
(house etc)abbrennen
(fire, candle, wick)herunterbrennen
vt sepabbrennen

burn down

يُحْرِق vyhořet brænde ned niederbrennen πυρπολώ incendiar, reducir a cenizas polttaa maan tasalle incendier izgorjeti distruggere 焼け落ちる 전소하다 afbranden brenne opp spalić się incendiar сгореть, сжечь brinna ner เผาไหม้ทำลายลง yanıp kül olmak thiêu trụi 烧为平地
References in classic literature ?
Do you really think it likely that my house will burn down inside the time that policy will run?
But Hugh and Dennis stood with their backs against it, and kept them back, until the clamour had so far subsided that their voices could be heard, when they called to them together that to go now, in broad day, would be madness; and that if they waited until night and arranged a plan of attack, they might release, not only their own companions, but all the prisoners, and burn down the jail.
If I didn't bowl up, I'd break loose an' burn down the shebang.
After that the trader was told to give her the message that if she used the brook again men would come and burn down her house.
The next time the novelist rings the bell I will not stir though the meeting-house burn down.
He said he not only felt he wanted to kill the man who caused the board to be put up, but that he should like to slaughter the whole of his family and all his friends and relations, and then burn down his house.
 INSURANCE AGENT: Why, your house may burn down at any time.
A SKELMANTHORPE man has appeared in court after allegedly threatening to burn down his neighbour's house.
Muslim Brotherhood spokeswoman Wafaa El- Banna said that Brotherhood members did not burn down anything and that the real culprits "were thugs".