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parch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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parchparch /pɑːtʃ $ pɑːrtʃ/ verb [transitive]  HBPDNif the sun or wind parches something, it makes it very dry
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Examples from the Corpus
parchBetween the mounds the soil was parched.Her feet ached, her mouth was parched.Suddenly the South Lawn no longer looked stately and green, just hot and parched.Do the rays of the west sun parch a certain spot?Lack of rain has left acres and acres of parched fields.It seemed to parch his mouth as he gulped it down.My limbs fail, my mouth is parched, my hair is standing on end.His mouth was parched with expectation and from the whisky of the night before.
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Verb table
parch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyparch
he, she, itparches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyparched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave parched
he, she, ithas parched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad parched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill parch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have parched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam parching
he, she, itis parching
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you, we, theyare parching
Past
I, he, she, itwas parching
you, we, theywere parching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been parching
he, she, ithas been parching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been parching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be parching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been parching
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