Present Tense: Burn Down/ Burns Down
-ing Form: Burning Down
Past Tense: Burned Down
Past Participle: Burned Down
When someone uses fire to destroy a structure.
One of our neighbors threatened to burn his house down.The firemen burned down an old house to practice fighting fires.
When a house, building or other structure is completely destroyed as a result of fire.
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.
The fire started at 5 A.M. and by 5:30, the museum had completely ______ ____.
Help! Our neighbor's house is ______ ____, and we only live about 30 feet from them. I'm afraid the fire will _____ our house ____ too.
An arsonist tried to ____ ____ an abandoned house in the city.
The explosives are said to be the cause of fire which eventually ______ ____ the building.
Fewer buildings ____ ____ these days, because of better standards.
Watch and listen to how the phrasal verb Burn Down is used in this movie clip from the movie Inglourious Basterds.
Note:This scene is not suitable for young audiences.
What caused the cinema to burn down and who ordered for it to happen?