burn away

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "burn away":
present tense I/you/we/they burn away he/she/it burns away present participle burning away past tense burned away or burnt away past participle burned away or burnt away
to remove something, or to be removed, by burning

They use lasers to burn away the cancerous cells.

The paraffin finally burned away.


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