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torch in Crime topic

torchtorch2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 informalSCCBURN to deliberately make a building, vehicle etc start to burn 🔊 Rioters torched several abandoned cars.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
torchHe found himself before the emperor a second time, after torching a pagan idol; his punishment was a severe flogging.We see him move slowly through the ranks, from fencing stolen goods to torching ailing business interests.Torrents of lava would not tumble out to force fire down his throat, torch his tongue.Bunny threatened to chainsaw the flat in Muswell Hill and torch the goldfish, although maybe it was the other way round.It looked to me like someone had torched the place.Thibault was caught torching the restaurant.