burn down

Definitions of burn down
  1. verb
    burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
    “The hut burned down
    synonyms: burn up, go up
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    types:
    incinerate
    become reduced to ashes
    type of:
    burn, combust
    undergo combustion
  2. verb
    destroy by fire
    synonyms: burn, fire
    burn, combust
    undergo combustion
    burn, incinerate
    cause to undergo combustion
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    backfire
    set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest or prairie fire
    cremate
    reduce to ashes
    torch
    burn maliciously, as by arson
    scathe, scorch
    destroy completely by or as if by fire
    type of:
    destroy, ruin
    destroy completely; damage irreparably
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