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burn

1. slang, noun An insult. A: "Nice ears, Dumbo." B: "Ooh, sick burn, dude. Like I don't know my ears stick out!"
2. slang, verb To insult someone. Did you hear what she said? You just got burned, bro.

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?

burned

1. mod. cheated; betrayed. Man, did I get burned in that place!
2. mod. disappointed; humiliated; put down. Ha! You’re burned!
3. and burned up mod. very angry. I’ve never been so burned up at anyone. I am really burned! Totally burned!
See also: burn

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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The American Burn Association represents burn care professionals and burn centers.
Healing of skin and soft-tissue burn injuries has been a focus of increased interest in view of the popularity of these laser resurfacing techniques.
The agency has a cooperative effort with the American Burn Association and Shriners Hospitals for Children, called the National Burn Center Reporting System.
When those pillars burn through and collapse, the ground above the mine subsides.
They may patriotically wave the flag or burn it in protest; they may reverently worship the cross or burn it as an expression of bigotry.
Forest Service a great chance to reestablish species diversity that had already been lost in a good portion of the burn areas.
Swiedler, MD, PhD, BioMarin's vice president, Scientific and Clinical Affairs, said, "Vibriolysin Topical's unique propensity for selectively breaking down dead tissue without digesting healthy tissue, as demonstrated in preclinical studies, suggests that Vibriolysin Topical may offer physicians treating burns a safe and effective alternative to surgery and other less effective topical drugs for the debridement of burn wounds.
High-intensity exercise burns more fat calories, as well as carbohydrate calories, on an absolute basis than lower intensity activities.
Well, you can't burn someone else's car without their permission.
After the raging 1988 Yellowstone National Park fires, which were ignited by lightning and allowed to burn by foresters, public sentiment opposed let-it-burn and prescribed burning practices.
Compared with more widely used fuels, they don't burn quickly enough or provide enough thrust to launch heavy loads.
Now, decades after the 1910 fires, many of our forests are tinderboxes waiting to burn.