Definition of 'torch'
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Using our electric torch as little as possible so as not to disturb the sleepers, we came to the main dressing room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A tapas bar owner planned to kill two of his staff and then torch the building, Birmingham crown court heard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)IT'S time to torch another set of undies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The flame torch is key to her technique. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They used the mummies as human torches and danced around them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Everyone needed to know we were carrying the torch of our past into the future. Christianity Today (2000)The revolutionary committee building had been torched. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She spent part of the night tending to bleeding soldiers by torch light in a fi eld tent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This would leave healthy working people to carry the torch for human civilization in a world without gravity. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)The fire torched more than 200,000 acres in two weeks. The Sun (2013)The ancient religious rituals in Stonehenge would certainly have involved torches and fires. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When the elephants come, locals light torches and make a din and harry the elephants off. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The British swarmed into the capital and put most public buildings to the torch. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Now light your torches, and come along. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)I once found a big metal torch and set fire to some straw in it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Think of the Olympic torch relay. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Groups of men overturned and set fire to vehicles, torched a small factory and tried to stop fire engines from reaching the blaze. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Olympic torch passes the plaque on its way through Leeds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Play that riff out loud, a mob with burning torches marauding through the Wharf sounds reasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We follow in cautious steps, relying on torches and flames from roadside vendors to avoid potholes in the Tarmac. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are more armed police than normal but it isn't as much as when the Olympic torch was here. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'torch'
British English: torch /tɔːtʃ/ NOUN
A torch is a small, battery-powered electric light which you carry in your hand.
They carried torches to light their way.
- American English: flashlight
- Arabic: كَشَّافٌ كَهْرَبائِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: lanterna de mão
- Chinese: 手电筒
- Croatian: džepna lampa
- Czech: baterka svítilna
- Danish: fakkel
- Dutch: zaklamp
- European Spanish: linterna
- Finnish: taskulamppu
- French: torche
- German: Taschenlampe
- Greek: φακός ηλεκτρικός
- Italian: torcia
- Japanese: 懐中電灯
- Korean: 손전등
- Norwegian: lommelykt
- Polish: pochodnia
- European Portuguese: lanterna de mão
- Romanian: lanternă
- Russian: факел
- Spanish: linterna
- Swedish: ficklampa
- Thai: ไฟฉาย
- Turkish: el feneri
- Ukrainian: ліхтарик
- Vietnamese: đèn pin
Definition of torch from the Collins English Dictionary
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