See also: burnup

English edit

Etymology edit

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

Verb edit

burn up (third-person singular simple present burns up, present participle burning up, simple past and past participle burned up or burnt up)

  1. (intransitive) To catch fire and burn until destroyed.
    Near-synonym: go up in smoke
    Coordinate terms: burn away, burn down, burn off
    The rocket may burn up on reentry.
  2. (transitive) To destroy by burning.
    Coordinate terms: burn away, burn down, burn off; fire up, light up
  3. (transitive) To anger; to annoy.
    His thoughtlessness really burns me up.
  4. (intransitive) To feel overly hot or inflamed.
    Near-synonym: steam
    Now that we've been walking awhile, I'm burning up in this coat! Time to take it off.
    1. (intransitive, specifically) To experience a high fever.
      She felt the child's forehead and discovered that he was burning up!
  5. (dated) To ride a motorcycle or other vehicle at high speed.
    Coordinate term: tear it up

Translations edit

Noun edit

burn up (plural burn ups)

  1. Misspelling of burnup.