English version

burn away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishburn away phrasal verbBURNif something burns away or is burned away, it is destroyed by fireburn something ↔ away All her hair had been burnt away. burn→ See Verb table
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burn awayNormally printers of this type are classified as non-impact but this version actually deposits carbon rather than burn away a layer of silvering.All her hair had been burnt away but for the black roots and her features hideously charred.The stripes on ties are formed by strategically burning away the nap of the velvet.
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Verb table
burn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyburn
he, she, itburns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyburntburned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave burnt
he, she, ithas burnt
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad burnt
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill burn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have burnt
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam burning
he, she, itis burning
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you, we, theyare burning
Past
I, he, she, itwas burning
you, we, theywere burning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been burning
he, she, ithas been burning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been burning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be burning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been burning
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