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burn

1. n. a cigarette. Fred just stood there with a burn on his lower lip and his hands in his pockets.
2. tv. to smoke a cigarette. I need to burn a fag. Just a minute.
3. tv. to smoke cannabis. (Drugs.) The two of them sat there burning reefers for hours on end.
4. tv. to execute someone in the electric chair. (Underworld.) I’ll see that they burn you for this!
5. in. to die by electrocution in the electric chair. (Underworld.) I ain’t afraid I’ll burn, copper!
6. tv. to cheat or rob someone. Tom tried to burn me by selling me a bum watch, but I’m too clever.
7. tv. to shoot someone. (see also burner = gun.) He burned the guy with a pistol, but it didn’t stop him.
8. n. a deception; an instance of being cheated. Man, that was a burn. That guy was really mad.
9. n. the charge or rush after the injection of a drug into a vein. (Drugs.) I don’t want a big burn; just drag it out for about an hour.
10. tv. to cook food. Why don’t you burn some chow for me?

burn

the/one's candle at both ends
To exhaust oneself or one's resources by leading a hectic or extravagant life.
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Burns told me that he was the best seaman in the ship, I ex- pressed my surprise that in his earliest prime and of such appearance he should sign on as cook on board a ship.
Burns," I said quietly, duly smiling at him; and the trap drove off to a sort of sanatorium, a pavilion of bricks which the doctor had in the grounds of his residence.
Burns," I cried, very much discomposed, "what on earth are you talking about?
Burns he sat down by my side, and, laying his hand on my knee amicably, begged me to think what it was I was exposing myself to.
I had a vision so vivid of poor Burns in his exhaustion, helplessness, and anguish, that it moved me more than the reality I had come away from only an hour before.
Burns ap- peared at the gangway carried on a stretcher, the doctor himself walked by its side.
Burns, carried across the quarter-deck, had the appearance of being absolutely lifeless.
With two young children, Burns wanted to spend less time on the road and more time working from home.
To say that Burns "frames" the characters' comings and goings is, on reflection, a bit misleading.
Pro-Fac will make a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Curtice Burns Class A and Class B common stock for $19 per share.
Next, the medical staff begins rinsing Mike's burns with lots of water.
Richard Grossman, founder of the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital.
The prescribed burn that engulfed Los Alamos, New Mexico, and nearby towns in mid-May shows the importance of responsible forest management for communities near forested public and private lands.
William Petty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Curtice- Burns, said: "A resolution of these matters as expeditiously as possible is clearly in the best interest of all concerned parties.
While the injuries and the numbers are distressing, even more disturbing is the fact that many of these burns could have been prevented.