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|Verb||1.||burn down - burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire; "The hut burned down"; "The mountain of paper went up in flames"|
incinerate - become reduced to ashes; "The paper incinerated quickly"
|2.||burn down - destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"|
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"
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