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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scorching - hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
Adv.1.scorching - capable of causing burns; "it was scorching hot"

scorching

adjective burning, boiling, baking, flaming, tropical, roasting, searing, fiery, sizzling, red-hot, torrid, sweltering, broiling, unbearably hot It was a scorching day.

scorching

adjective
Translations
لاهِب، لافِح، حارِق
spalující
brændende varm
steikjandi
spaľujúci
kavurucuyakıcı

scorching

[ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ] ADJ (also scorching hot) [heat, day, sun] → abrasador; [sand] → que quema
it's a scorching dayhoy hace un día abrasador
it's scorching hothace un calor tremendo
a few scorching remarksalgunas observaciones mordaces

scorching

[ˈskɔːrtʃɪŋ]
adj [heat, day, sun, weather] → torride
adv
scorching hot [day, summer] → torride

scorching

adj (= very hot) sun, ironglühend heiß; day, weatherbrütend heiß, knallheiß (inf); heatsengend; (inf: = very fast) speedrasend; driverrasant; (fig: = scathing) → gepfeffert (inf); to set a scorching pace (Sport) → ein rasantes Tempo vorlegen
adv the sun is scorching hotdie Sonne ist glühend heiß

scorching

[ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ] adj (also scorching hot) → rovente; (day) → torrido/a; (sun) → che spacca le pietre; (sand) → bollente
it's scorching → fa un caldo pazzesco

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.
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But by-and-by, when the teething worry was over and the idols went to sleep at proper hours, leaving Mamma time to rest, she began to miss John, and find her workbasket dull company, when he was not sitting opposite in his old dressing gown, comfortably scorching his slippers on the fender.
A canopy had been arranged over their boat to keep off the scorching rays of the sun.
said the scout, shaking his head doubtingly; "When the sun is scorching the tree tops, and the water courses are full; when the moss on every beech he sees will tell him in what quarter the north star will shine at night.
The heated shells of these green unseasoned tenements gave out a pungent odor of scorching wood and resin.
What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the same scorching stigma was on them both!
Presently, after many hasty snatches into the fire, and still hastier withdrawals of his fingers (whereby he seemed to be scorching them badly), he at last succeeded in drawing out the biscuit; then blowing off the heat and ashes a little, he made a polite offer of it to the little negro.
A torrent of sparks swept all the way across the building, overwhelming everything, hiding it from sight; and then Jurgis looked through the fingers of his hands, and saw pouring out of the caldron a cascade of living, leaping fire, white with a whiteness not of earth, scorching the eyeballs.
I passed them at a rattling gait, and as I went by I flung out a hair-lifting soul- scorching thirteen-jointed insult which made the king's effort poor and cheap by comparison.
The thought of Tom's treatment of her when she was talking about her picnic came scorching back and filled her with shame.
Now a great smoke was mixed with the flame, now the flame grew less and less, and the smoke more and more; and now blackened men, hairless, naked, and blistered, white with the scorching of the fire, staggered out on the farther side of the flames, falling to earth here and there.
At that tasted Fruit The Sun, as from THYESTEAN Banquet, turn'd His course intended; else how had the World Inhabited, though sinless, more then now, Avoided pinching cold and scorching heate?
Now, choose betwixt such a scorching bed and the payment of a thousand pounds of silver; for, by the head of my father, thou hast no other option.