Synonyms of burn in English:

burn


See definition of burn

verb

1‘the house was burning’

SYNONYMS
be on fire, be alight, be ablaze, blaze, go up, go up in smoke, be in flames, be aflame
smoulder, glow, flare, flash, flicker
literary be afire
archaic be ardent

2‘he burned all the letters’

SYNONYMS
set fire to, set on fire, set alight, set light to, light, set burning, ignite, touch off, put a match to, kindle, incinerate, reduce to ashes, destroy by fire
informal torch
archaic fire, inflame

3‘I forgot to turn off the iron and nearly burned his dress shirt’

SYNONYMS
scorch, singe, sear, char, blacken, discolour, brand
scald
technical cauterize, calcine
rare torrefy

4‘her face burned with humiliation’

SYNONYMS
be hot, be warm, feel hot, be feverish, be fevered, be on fire
blush, redden, be red, go red, go pink, turn red, turn crimson, turn scarlet, flush, colour, crimson

5‘her lip burned where her teeth had pierced it’

SYNONYMS
smart, sting, tingle, prick, prickle, be irritated, be sore, hurt, be painful, throb, ache

6‘Martha was burning with curiosity’

SYNONYMS
be consumed by, be consumed with, be eaten up by, be eaten up with, be obsessed by, be obsessed with, be tormented by, be tormented with, be bedevilled by

7‘he was burning with fury’

SYNONYMS
seethe, boil, fume, smoulder, simmer, be boiling over, be beside oneself
informal be livid, be wild, jump up and down, foam at the mouth, froth at the mouth

8‘Meredith burned to know what the secret was’

SYNONYMS
yearn, long, have a longing, ache, be aching, itch, be itching, desire, be consumed with the desire, want, want badly, be unable to wait, be eager, be desperate, hanker, have a hankering, wish, crave, lust, pant, hunger, be hungry, be greedy, thirst, be thirsty
informal have a yen, yen, be dying
archaic be athirst, be desirous

9‘people differ considerably in the energy they burn up’

SYNONYMS
use up, consume, expend, get through, go through, dissipate, eat up, exhaust
ANTONYMS

conserve


Phrases

    burn oneself out

    ‘don't burn yourself out or you won't even feel up to making that once-weekly trip’


    SYNONYMS

    work too hard, work like a horse, work like a slave, work like a Trojan, run oneself into the ground, work oneself into the ground, wear oneself to a shadow, work one's fingers to the bone, drive oneself into the ground, sweat, sweat blood, work day and night, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, overtax oneself, overtax one's strength, kill oneself, do too much, overdo it, strain oneself, overburden oneself, overload oneself, drive oneself too hard, push oneself too hard

    informal

    knock oneself out, work one's tail off

    vulgar slang

    sweat one's balls off, work one's balls off

    ANTONYMS

    be idle