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burn away

 
1. [for something] to burn until there is no more of it. All the oil burned away. The logs burned away and the fireplace was cooling down.
2. for something to keep on burning. The little fire burned away brightly, warming the tiny room. The candle burned away, giving a tiny bit of light to the huge room.
See also: away, burn

burn something away

to remove or destroy something by burning. The doctor burned the wart away. The doctor burned away the wart.
See also: away, burn
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With the exception of some coatings and decoration, cans are constructed from one, consistent material (coatings burn away quickly in the metal recycling process and contribute to energy savings).
A charity's fun run organiser is challenging YOU to dust off your running shoes and burn away your winter pounds.
I stuff my face like a glutton, but it seems to burn away.
For a start thegovernment could decree that most of the street lights that burn away all night should be switched off.
Besides affecting the body's motion, these forces pummel it, break it apart, and burn away its surface, says Bland.
The company has to take the temperature up to 750 [degrees] F to get the urethane to burn away from the hubs.
The basic principle behind the operation is that the surgeon uses a computerised laser to burn away part of the cornea - the clear part of the front of the eye through which light travels to reach the retina - and reshapes it in such a way as to deflect light and correct any visual problems.
Thermal Systems--Thermal reclamation uses heat to burn away binders and other materials in the sand.
Available in a brush-top can or aerosol, the lubricant contains tenacious metals, oils and graphite materials that will not burn away or be removed by slow-moving parts.
The ardent fire suppression of the past few decades means that a lot of underbrush, fallen branches, and dead and dying trees; that would otherwise burn away every couple of years haven't done so.
For teachers at all levels who all too often must face a classroom of glazed eyes and vacant faces as they try to bring their students from point A to B, that their frustrations will not burn away their dedication.
But don't expect the recommended one to six capsules a day to burn away unwanted body fat or make you feel more energetic.
We watch the thin, white cover of mist burn away and the jungle sun hurling its daily challenge to the human body.
Avoid the chemical pads or drops for corns available at the drugstore--they can burn away your good skin and cause infection.
Often, bugs in power management schemes lock the part up in some states, cause chips to literally burn away and commonly cause a revision to packaging and battery life calculation.