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burn off

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Forestry) to clear (land) of vegetation by burning
2. (Mining & Quarrying) to get rid of (unwanted gas at an oil well, etc) by burning
n
an act or the process of burning off
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burn off - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
2.burn off - clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
denudate, denude, bare, strip - lay bare; "denude a forest"
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He's got a lot of energy that he needs to burn off, as long as you keep him busy.
The control fire is meant to burn off areas at risk of burning out of control and to train firefighters and three inmate ground crews, said Henry Rodriguez, an inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Lopez and other vegetation specialists had spent months compiling environmental data and other information before planning to burn off the old brush that could fuel a fire in the area and send sparks flying toward Mentryville.
HANGOVER: Orange juice is full of fructose to help burn off the alcohol faster.
The clouds and cool weather are expected to continue over the next few days but start to burn off by next weekend, when high temperatures will reach the mid-80s, according to weather service forecasts.
The company would burn off leftover air bag devices and papers contaminated with the zirconium potassium perchlorate - first in an open tunnel, later in a steel one.
But let's face it, fidgeting isn't going to burn off all the extra calories in your diet, so the book also includes sections on eating proactively and exercising.
Camp Director Brandon Campos said the best part of the camp is that the kids can run around and burn off energy.
Today the fog is expected to roll in during the morning commute, but should burn off by midmorning, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, Gomberg said.
The pilot circled over the nearby University of California, Irvine, campus in an apparent attempt to burn off fuel before landing on the airport runway shortly before 12:30 p.
Also this spring they hope to introduce a new device called the ``brush crusher,'' a 14-foot-wide, 10-ton cylinder that would be rolled down hillsides to compact tall brush, making it easier to burn off or clear.
Luckily, a couple of Vodka-Red Bulls will keep you awake long enough to burn off the 424 calories you slurped.