WORD FOCUS: burn WORD FOCUS: burn to be burning:be on fire, be ablaze, be alight to start burning:catch fire, burst into flames, ignite to make something start burning:light, set fire to something to make something stop burning:put out, extinguish to hurt or damage your skin with hot liquid or steam:scald the crime of deliberately setting fire to buildings:arson
if something burns away or is burned away, it is destroyed by fire
American Englishinformalto make someone very angry:
The way he treats her really burns me up.
burn something ↔ up
to use energy that is stored in your body, by being physically active:
As we get older, our body becomes less efficient at burning up calories.
WORD FOCUS: computer WORD FOCUS: computer people who work with computers:user, programmer, web designer, IT person, software engineer, (systems) analyst, administrator, webmaster, helpdesk, techieinformal, geekdisapproving informal someone who tries to break into a computer system:hacker, cracker things you do with your computer:start up/power upyour computer opena file or document enterinformation click onan icon cut and pastepieces of text copyfiles or programs scroll up and down the page deletethings you do not want downloadfiles or pictures from the Internet burnCDs or DVDs closea file or document saveyour work shut downyour computer computer problems:bug, virus, error, corrupted file/data, crash, wormcomputer ➔ See alsocomputer
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.