Definition of 'burn down'
Translations for 'burn down'
British English: burn down /bɜːn daʊn/ VERB
If a building burns down or if someone burns it down, it is completely destroyed by fire.
- American English: burn down
- Arabic: يُحْرِق
- Brazilian Portuguese: incendiar
- Chinese: 烧为平地
- Croatian: izgorjeti
- Czech: vyhořet
- Danish: brænde ned
- Dutch: afbranden
- European Spanish: reducir a cenizas
- Finnish: polttaa maan tasalle
- French: incendier
- German: niederbrennen
- Greek: πυρπολώ
- Italian: distruggere
- Japanese: 焼け落ちる
- Korean: 전소하다
- Norwegian: brenne opp
- Polish: spalić się
- European Portuguese: incendiar
- Romanian: a arde din temelii
- Russian: сгореть, сжечь
- Spanish: incendiar
- Swedish: brinna ner
- Thai: เผาไหม้ทำลายลง
- Turkish: yanıp kül olmak
- Ukrainian: згоряти
- Vietnamese: thiêu trụi
Definition of burn down from the Collins English Dictionary
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