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scorch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscorchscorch1 /skɔːtʃ $ skɔːrtʃ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]BURN if you scorch something, or if it scorches, its surface burns slightly and changes colour 🔊 The walls had been blackened and scorched by fire.see thesaurus at burn2 [transitive]KILL if strong heat or wind scorches plants, it dries and damages them 🔊 Direct sunlight will scorch the plant’s leaves.3 [transitive]BURN if strong heat scorches you, it burns you 🔊 The hot sand scorched our feet.4 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] British English informalTRAVEL to travel extremely fastscorch along/down/across etc 🔊 He scorched out of the gate, almost crashing his new sports car.scorched adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scorchAnother reason is the restaurant's hi-tech broiler that reaches a scorching 900 degrees.Stir the onions frequently to prevent scorching.Add water during reheating to prevent scorching.On her lips-a burst of crimson asymmetrical skeptical fleshy business-and-dream sensuality-the cigarette scorching away at the tip.The stick scorched his fingers as he took the three strides across the room to his father.The iron was too hot, and I scorched my shirt.The knees of the Doctor's trousers were scorched off in an instant.The camp offers almost no protection against the scorching sun and chilly nights.Having the iron on a very high heat can scorch the fabric.You had a magic haircut achieved without scissors and set off the smoke-alarm by scorching the toast.The heater was left on all night and it scorched the wall.The Working Groups on Sexism continued to meet throughout the spring and into the scorching Washington summer.
scorchscorch2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]MARK a mark made on something where its surface has been burnt 🔊 There were scorch marks on the kitchen worktop where a hot pan had been placed.2 [uncountable]HBP brown colouring on plants caused by some plant diseases
Examples from the Corpus
scorchThis shirt is ruined - there's a big scorch mark on the back.Very quick acting, it is quickly soluble and liable to cause scorch.Mr Bourne mentioned a fuse incorporated in plaited binder-twine; this would explain the deep scorch marks.I bought it regardless, but have been watching ever since for scorch marks on the rucksack pocket where it lives.The smell of scorch came floating down the stairs, very strong.These collapse, shrivel and dry as though scorched - but this is not to be confused with frost scorch.scorch marksMr Bourne mentioned a fuse incorporated in plaited binder-twine; this would explain the deep scorch marks.I bought it regardless, but have been watching ever since for scorch marks on the rucksack pocket where it lives.
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Verb table
scorch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscorch
he, she, itscorches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscorched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scorched
he, she, ithas scorched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scorched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scorch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scorched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scorching
he, she, itis scorching
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you, we, theyare scorching
Past
I, he, she, itwas scorching
you, we, theywere scorching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scorching
he, she, ithas been scorching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scorching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scorching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scorching
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