- When something/someone is on fire/ producing a flame
- To destroy, damage and/or injure by fire or heat.
Future tense: burn
Present tense: burning
Past tense: burned
- Be careful to watch the pan, so the food doesn’t burn.
- The candle is burning.
- I smell something burning.
- He burned the toast.
- An injury cause by fire and/or heat
She has a burn on her hand because she accidently touched a hot pan without an oven mitt.
Types of Burns:
- Sunburn: redness and pain of the skin due to exposure of the sun.
Example: She always applies sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
- Razor burn: redness or pain on the skin caused my friction of a razor.
Example: Sometimes people can razor burn after shaving.
- Rope burn: redness or pain on the skin caused my friction of a rope.
Example: If you are grabbing a rope with bare hands, you may get rope burn.
- Rug burn: redness or pain on the skin caused my friction of a carpet/rug.
Example: If you are crawling on a carpet/rug with the skin on your knees exposed, you may be rope burn.
Burnt: (an adjective) can be used to describe object that is damaged by heat.
Last time, the steak was burnt.
The fabric was burnt by the candle.
Burn: a cutting insult.
Wow, that was a burn.
Seriously, there is on need to burn people.
Burned down: to completely destroy by fire.
Example: The building completely burned down.
Another meaning of burn
The verb burn and the adjective burnt can be used to describe a person who is exercising; they are converting energy to calories.
You can burn up to 300 calories in an hour if you do this work out.
That is a fat burning exercise.
He just burned 200 calories.