burn (one) out of (something)

burn (one) out of (something)

To force someone to leave a place by setting it on fire. During their attack, the troops burned everyone out of the town. My grandfather moved in with us after a four-alarm fire burned him out of his house.
See also: burn, of, out

burn someone out of something

 and burn someone out
to burn down a home(stead) or place of business. Lightning struck and burned the farmer out of his home.
See also: burn, of, out