Definition of 'burning'
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Example sentences containing 'burning'
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And the one burning question left is when is the next series? The Sun (2016)There is no smell of burning flesh. The Sun (2016)The best panel show on telly bar none answers these and other burning questions in a tremendous festive special. The Sun (2016)They've got a burning desire that eats away at them. The Sun (2017)We could smell burning wires. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A photograph showing him crouched with a gun in the burning building made him a nationalist pin-up. The Sun (2016)The main reason so many voted Leave was because of one burning issue - immigration. The Sun (2016)Each season it looks lost and each season something stirs inside a dressing room largely detached from the burning desire of the heartbeat of the club's support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Saved a kitten from a burning building? The Sun (2013)The obsessive desire to stop burning coal has overwhelmed common sense. The Sun (2016)This man won a medal for rescuing people from a burning plane. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You just feel the burning eyes and take the bid. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Land reform is not a burning issue for most of us. Times, Sunday Times (2006)All this jumpers and goalposts scrabbling belies a club burning with ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may not have realised this was one of the burning issues of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have to keep the fire burning and this has definitely rekindled our spark. The Sun (2016)Or he might just say something about burning cakes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On this detour we saw a whole village burning. Broken Lives (1993)You can almost smell burning fuel in your nostrils. The Sun (2007)He managed to tug his leg free and escape the burning building. The Sun (2009)His endorsement fanned my flickering fantasy into a burning desire. Christianity Today (2000)When you push the liquid into your stomach you feel a burning sensation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Immigration has again become one of the burning issues. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Retirement is most definitely on the agenda and it is fuelling his burning ambition to become a manager. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Derbyshire fire service said that two people from the burning property and another further three residents from neighbouring flats were rescued. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The burning question of the night. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hackers in that case launched a virus that erased swathes of data from the company's computers and replaced it with an image of a burning American flag. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'burning'
Very Common. burning is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'burning'
British English: burning ADJECTIVE
hot You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
...the burning desert of Central Asia.
British English: burning ADJECTIVE
interest If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.
I had a burning ambition to become a journalist.
Definition of burning from the Collins English Dictionary
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