Burn Up

How to Conjugate Burn Up

  • Infinitive: Burn Up
  • Present Tense: Burn Up/ Burns Up
  • -ing Form: Burning Up
  • Past Tense: Burned Up
  • Past Participle: Burned Up
Burn Up is a separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Burn Up:

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

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

2. To use all the fuel in a machine.

Examples: 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. To feel hotter than usual.

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

4. To be extremely angry.

Examples: 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.

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