burn away

Also found in: Idioms.

w>burn away

(= go on burning)vor sich hin brennen
(wick, candle, oil)herunterbrennen; (part of roof etc)abbrennen
vt sepabbrennen; (Med) → wegbrennen
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As silent rivers into silent lakes, Through hush of reeds that not a murmur breaks, Wind, mindful of the poppies whence they came, So may my life, and calmly burn away, As ceases in a lamp at break of day The flagrant remnant of memorial flame.
Even that frightened him, sturdy as he was; but he held the weapon till it broke, and then piled it on the coals to burn away, and smoulder into ashes.
burn away the fog so we can see each other clearly.
Simply attach the device to your abdominal area, flick on a switch for a few minutes a day to burn away the fat, then voila!
The Teesside pair's eight studio album, Good Times Will Come Again, includes the track Burn Away - a song mirroring the current plight of British steelworkers and recalling last year's closure of the SSI works at Redcar.
I'll do more sport, every day, in the hope that this fat will burn away.
Any early cloud today will quickly burn away through the morning, bringing another fine and generally sunny day.
He said that the blaze from the tanker burned out before midnight, but then crews reignited it to allow vapors caught in the tank to also burn away.
A wire with a basket-like structure at the end is fed down the tube and heated up, producing radio waves to burn away tissue in blocked airways.
Ammonia in the urine-soaked litter causes ulcerated feet and hock burns and can burn away their breast feathers.
Researchers are already using the microscope to study how to develop optimally shaped nanoparticles that will be placed on a tumour and, using an infra-red laser, how to pinpoint and burn away the damaged cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells.
Dermabrasion effectively "sands" away the surface layer of skin by applying a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to the skin, and chemical peels use acid to burn away the surface layer; both result in discomfort and scabbing as new skin forms.