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EtymologyEdit

From burn +‎ up. Compare Middle English upbrennynge, upbrennende (burning up, present participle), German Low German upbrannen (to burn up).

VerbEdit

burn up

  1. (intransitive) To catch fire and burn until destroyed.
    The rocket may burn up on reentry.
  2. (transitive) To destroy by burning.
  3. (transitive) To anger; to annoy.
    His thoughtlessness really burns me up.
  4. (intransitive) To experience a high fever.

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