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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
an act or the process of burning off
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|Verb||1.||burn off - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"|
|2.||burn off - clear land of its vegetation by burning it off|
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