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be burnt to a crisp

To be or have been significantly burned, as by fire or the sun. The variant spelling "burned" is also commonly used in the headword. If you don't get the bread out of the oven now, it will be burnt to a crisp! I fell asleep on the beach, and now I'm burnt to a crisp.
See also: burnt, crisp

burn to a crisp

1. (of food) To overcook something to the point of charring it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." I forgot about the bread I'd put in the oven and burned it to a crisp.
2. (of a person) To cause to become severely sunburned. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." If you lay on the beach all day without any sunscreen, you'll get burned to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp

burn to a cinder

1. (of food) To overcook something to the point of charring it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." I forgot about the bread I'd put in the oven and burned it to a cinder.
2. (of a person) To cause to become severely sunburned. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." If you lay on the beach all day without any sunscreen, you'll get burned to a cinder.
See also: burn, cinder

burn something to a crisp

to burn something totally or very badly. The cook burned the meat to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp

burn to a cinder

Also, burn to a crisp. Destroy by fire; overcook. For example, If I stay in the sun too long, I'll be burnt to a cinder, or He's an awful cook-dinner was burnt to a crisp. Although both expressions can be used literally, they also function as hyperbole, as in the examples.
See also: burn, cinder

be burnt to a crisp

1. If something, especially food, is burnt to a crisp, it is badly burnt. By the time I got to the kitchen, the whole thing was burnt to a crisp. Note: Adjectives such as fried are sometimes used instead of burnt. The meat was fried to a crisp.
2. If a person is burnt to a crisp, they are badly sunburned. One day in the Spanish sun and he was burnt to a crisp.
See also: burnt, crisp

burn something to a ˈcinder/ˈcrisp

cook something for too long or with too much heat, so that it becomes badly burnt: Alan left the potatoes for so long that they were burnt to a crisp.
See also: burn, cinder, crisp, something

crisp

mod. drug intoxicated. (Akin to fried. Compare to toasted.) Man, is he crisp!
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