Burn Up

Burn Up

Infinitive: Burn Up
Present Tense: Burn Up/ Burns Up
-ing Form: Burning Up
Past Tense: Burned Up
Past Participle: Burned Up
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in four ways
  1. 1

    To destroy something with heat or fire.
    [Part Adj.] {Burned/Burnt Up} Refers to something destroyed by fire.

    He burned up all the items that reminded him of her.
    Someone burned up the house down the street.

  2. 2

    To use all the fuel in a machine.

    You're burning up more gas driving short distances when you can walk.
    Please don't burn up all the fuel in the lawnmower cutting the front yard.

  3. 3

    To feel hotter than usual.

    I think my son has a fever because his head is burning up.
    Man, I'm burning up in this sun!

  4. 4

    To be extremely angry.

    Mom was burning up about dad's comment, so he has to sleep on the couch.
    It really burns me up when people don't say excuse me when they bump you in passing.

Burn Up
  1. Experts ______ ____ fossil fuel to convert it to heat and electricity.
  2. The teacher sent the student to the nurse's office because he was _______ ____ with a fever.
  3. It is so easy to get Michelle _______ _____.
  4. Some people _____ ____ their trash while others recycle them.
  5. You _____ _____ your fuel quicker when you drive faster than the speed limit.

Listen for the phrasal verb Burn Up in the video clip from the movie Gravity

  1. Ryan Stone: Houston. Houston, in the blind, this is Mission Specialist Ryan Stone reporting from the Shenzhou. I'm about to undock from Tiangong, and I have a bad feeling about this mission. Reminds me of a story, Houston. Never mind the story, Houston. Never mind the story. It's getting hot in here. Okay. Alright. Okay. Alright, the way I see it, there's only two possible outcomes: Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell, or I ______ ___ in the next ten minutes. Either way, whichever way, no harm, no foul! Because either way, it'll be one hell of a ride. I'm ready.
  2. What was the video clip about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Experts burned up fossil fuel to convert it to heat and electricity.
    The teacher sent the student to the nurse’s office because he was burning up with a fever.
    It is so easy to get Michelle burned up.
    Some people burn up their trash while others recycle them.
    You burn up your fuel quicker when you drive faster than the speed limit.

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