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Burn off   /bərn ɔf/   Listen
Burn off

Use up (energy).  Synonyms: burn, burn up.
Clear land of its vegetation by burning it off.

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"Burn off" Quotes from Famous Books

... overhead. What possessed her to, she could not herself have told—she certainly had no wish to injure Mrs. Dorcas' wicks—but she pinched up a little end of the fluffy flax and touched her candle to it. She thought she would see how that little bit would burn off. She soon found out. The flame caught, and ran like lightning through the whole bundle. There was a great puff of fire and smoke, and poor Mrs. Dorcas' fine candle-wicks were gone. Ann screamed, and sprang downstairs. ...
— The Adventures of Ann - Stories of Colonial Times • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Words linked to "Burn off" :   denude, run through, denudate, strip, bare, deplete, burn, consume, use up, eat, eat up, exhaust, wipe out

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