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scorch

 (skôrch)
v. scorched, scorch·ing, scorch·es
v.tr.
1. To burn superficially so as to discolor or damage the texture of. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. To dry out or wither with intense heat: The sun scorched the plains.
3. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
4. To subject to severe censure; excoriate.
v.intr.
1. To become scorched or singed.
2. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
n.
1. A slight or surface burn.
2. Brown spotting on plant leaves caused by pathogens, heat, or lack of water.

[Middle English scorchen, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skorpna, to shrink, be shriveled.]

scorch′ing·ly adv.

scorch

(skɔːtʃ)
vb
1. to burn or become burnt, so as to affect the colour, taste, etc, or to cause or feel pain
2. to wither or parch or cause to wither from exposure to heat
3. (intr) informal to be very hot: it is scorching outside.
4. (tr) informal to criticize harshly
5. (intr) slang Brit to drive or ride very fast
n
6. a slight burn
7. a mark caused by the application of too great heat
8. (Plant Pathology) horticulture a mark or series of marks on fruit, vegetables, etc, caused by pests or insecticides
[C15: probably from Old Norse skorpna to shrivel up]
ˈscorching adj

scorch

(skɔrtʃ)

v.t.
1. to burn slightly so as to affect color, taste, etc.
2. to parch or shrivel with heat.
3. to criticize severely.
v.i.
4. to become scorched.
5. Informal. to travel or drive at high speed.
n.
6. a superficial burn.
[1400–50; late Middle English, obscurely akin to Middle English scorcnen (perhaps < Old Norse skorpna to shrivel)]

scorch


Past participle: scorched
Gerund: scorching

Imperative
scorch
scorch
Present
I scorch
you scorch
he/she/it scorches
we scorch
you scorch
they scorch
Preterite
I scorched
you scorched
he/she/it scorched
we scorched
you scorched
they scorched
Present Continuous
I am scorching
you are scorching
he/she/it is scorching
we are scorching
you are scorching
they are scorching
Present Perfect
I have scorched
you have scorched
he/she/it has scorched
we have scorched
you have scorched
they have scorched
Past Continuous
I was scorching
you were scorching
he/she/it was scorching
we were scorching
you were scorching
they were scorching
Past Perfect
I had scorched
you had scorched
he/she/it had scorched
we had scorched
you had scorched
they had scorched
Future
I will scorch
you will scorch
he/she/it will scorch
we will scorch
you will scorch
they will scorch
Future Perfect
I will have scorched
you will have scorched
he/she/it will have scorched
we will have scorched
you will have scorched
they will have scorched
Future Continuous
I will be scorching
you will be scorching
he/she/it will be scorching
we will be scorching
you will be scorching
they will be scorching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scorching
you have been scorching
he/she/it has been scorching
we have been scorching
you have been scorching
they have been scorching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scorching
you will have been scorching
he/she/it will have been scorching
we will have been scorching
you will have been scorching
they will have been scorching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scorching
you had been scorching
he/she/it had been scorching
we had been scorching
you had been scorching
they had been scorching
Conditional
I would scorch
you would scorch
he/she/it would scorch
we would scorch
you would scorch
they would scorch
Past Conditional
I would have scorched
you would have scorched
he/she/it would have scorched
we would have scorched
you would have scorched
they would have scorched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorch - a surface burnscorch - a surface burn      
burn - an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
2.scorch - a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
leaf scorch - plant disease causing a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage
3.scorch - a discoloration caused by heat
discoloration, discolouration, stain - a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
Verb1.scorch - make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
heat, heat up - make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"
sizzle - burn or sear with a sizzling sound; "The fat sizzled in the pan"
2.scorch - become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
3.scorch - destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
burn, burn down, fire - destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
4.scorch - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colorscorch - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
burn - burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
singe, swinge - burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
5.scorch - become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
dry out, dry - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"

scorch

verb
1. burn, sear, char, roast, blister, wither, blacken, shrivel, parch, singe The bomb scorched the side of the building.
2. shrivel, burn, wither, bake, dry up, parch The leaves are inclined to scorch in hot sunshine.
3. tear, speed, zoom, bomb, belt, barrel (informal), whizz, burn rubber Many people dream of scorching around a racetrack.

scorch

verb
1. To undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire:
2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
noun
Damage or a damaged substance that results from burning:
Translations
حَرْقيَحْرِق
připálitspálenina
brændmærkesvide
égésfolt
brunafarsvíîa
svilinantis
apdedzinātapdegumsapsvilinātapsvilumsdegums
pripáliťspálenina
hafif yanıkhafifçe yakmak

scorch

[skɔːtʃ]
A. N (also scorch mark) → quemadura f
B. VT (= burn) → quemar; [sun] → abrasar; (= singe) → chamuscar; [+ plants, grass] → quemar, secar
scorched earth policypolítica f de tierra quemada
C. VI
1. [linen] → chamuscarse; [grass] → agostarse, secarse
2. to scorch along (Brit) → ir volando, correr a gran velocidad

scorch

[ˈskɔːrtʃ]
vt
(= burn slightly) [+ clothes] → roussir; [+ building, grass] → calciner
(= parch) [+ earth, grass, leaves] → dessécher
vi (= become parched) → se dessécherscorched earth policy npolitique f de la terre brûlée

scorch

n (also scorch mark)verbrannte or versengte Stelle, Brandfleck m
vtversengen; the sun scorched our facesdie Sonne brannte auf unsere Gesichter
vi
the sun scorched downdie Sonne brannte herunter
(= become scorched) that dress will scorch easilydas Kleid kann man leicht versengen
(inf: = go fast) → rasen (inf)

scorch

[skɔːtʃ]
1. n (also scorch mark) → bruciacchiatura
2. vt (fabric) → bruciacchiare; (subj, sun, fire, earth, grass) → bruciare
3. vi (esp Brit) (fam) (car) → andare a tutta velocità

scorch

(skoːtʃ) verb
to burn slightly. She scorched her dress with the iron; That material scorches easily.
noun
a mark made eg on cloth by scorching. scorch-marks.
ˈscorching adjective
very hot.

scorch

v. chamuscar, quemar, abrasar.
References in classic literature ?
As he spoke, he laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot.
Conceive of the ingenious devilishness of that queen: she had a special hatred for this prisoner, and she had INVENTED all those funer- als herself, to scorch his heart with; and the sublimest stroke of genius of the whole thing was leaving the family-invoice a funeral SHORT, so as to let him wear his poor old soul out guessing.
I wonder they don't scorch their feathers--so near the sun
But when the sun was once more high in the heavens, Ferko felt the blazing heat scorch him, and sought for some cool shady place to rest his aching limbs.
On our side the fire had done no more than scorch the nearer trees; it had failed to secure its footing.
When the summer heats scorch the prairies, you can draw up under the mountains, where the air is sweet and cool, the grass fresh, and the bright streams come tumbling out of the snow-banks.
He thus beheld in the pale morning light the resolve to separate from her; not as a hot and indignant instinct, but denuded of the passionateness which had made it scorch and burn; standing in its bones; nothing but a skeleton, but none the less there.
Louis could not hold out more than a few minutes, at the end of which he had ceased to clench his hands, and scorch in fancy with his looks the invisible objects of his hatred; he soon ceased to attack with his violent imprecations not M.
But one thing they lacked, the thing that he possessed, the flame of mastery that would not quench, that burned fiercely as ever in the disease- wasted body, and that was ever ready to flare forth and scorch and singe them with its ire.
So Martin did not scorch that, and eased down on his muscular tension, though nervous tension rose higher than ever, and he listened sympathetically to the other's blasphemies as he toiled and suffered over the beautiful things that women wear when they do not have to do their own laundrying.
Remained of the episode only the scorch of cloth drifting ominously through the air.
For you remember how he stood here before you on this platform; you remember how, face to face and foot to foot, I pursued him through all his intricate windings; you remember how he sneaked and slunk, and sidled, and splitted of straws, until, with not an inch of ground to which to cling, I hurled him out from amongst us: an object for the undying finger of scorn to point at, and for the avenging fire of every free and thinking mind to scorch and scar