Burn Down

How to Conjugate Burn Down

  • Infinitive: Burn Down
  • Present Tense: Burn Down/ Burns Down
  • -ing Form: Burning Down
  • Past Tense: Burned Down
  • Past Participle: Burned Down
Burn Down is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Burn Down:

1. When someone uses fire to destroy a structure.

Examples: One of our neighbors threatened to burn his house down.
The firemen burned down an old house to practice fighting fires.

2. When a house, building or other structure is completely destroyed as a result of fire.

Examples: By the time the firemen arrived, half of the building had already burned down.
A lot of buildings were burned down in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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