burn

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burn is part of the Basic English 850.

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Plain form
burn

Third-person singular
burns

Past tense
burned

Past participle
burned

Present participle
burning

This building is burning
  1. If something has been cooked too much, then it is burned.
    Mother burned the pie when she forgot that it was cooking in the oven.
  2. When part of your body is injured because of the heat, then it has been burned.
    If you touch a hot pan of water, you can burn yourself.
  3. Things on fire are burning.
    The house next door is burning.
  4. (slang) A person is burned if someone else successfully insults him.

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Noun[change]

Singular
burn

Plural
burns

A burn
  1. (countable) A burn is an injury caused when you burn yourself.
    The burn on my arm hurts.

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