burn something to a crisp

informal
to burn something completely

The dinner was burned to a crisp.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • burn something to a crisp — informal phrase to burn something completely The dinner was burned to a crisp. Thesaurus: to burn somethingsynonym Main entry: crisp * * * burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn something to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …   New idioms dictionary

  • burn something to a cinder — burn sth to a ˈcinder/ˈcrisp idiom to cook sth for too long or with too much heat, so that it becomes badly burnt Main entry: ↑burnidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …   New idioms dictionary

  • crisp — crisp1 [ krısp ] adjective * ▸ 1 food: firm ▸ 2 weather: cold and dry ▸ 3 cloth/paper: clean ▸ 4 speech/writing: clear ▸ 5 movement: quick 1. ) crisp food is firm in a pleasant way and makes a noise when you bite it: The bacon should be crisp and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crisp — I UK [krɪsp] / US adjective Word forms crisp : adjective crisp comparative crisper superlative crispest * 1) crisp food is firm in a pleasant way and makes a noise when you bite it The bacon should be crisp and brown. a crisp apple/carrot 2)… …   English dictionary

  • burn — burn1 W3S2 [bə:n US bə:rn] v past tense and past participle burnt [bə:nt US bə:rnt] or burned ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(produce flames and heat)¦ 2¦(destroy something with fire)¦ 3¦(injure/kill somebody with fire)¦ 4¦(sun)¦ 5¦(food)¦ 6¦(chemicals)¦ 7¦(fuel)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burn — 1 verb past and past participle burnt or burned FIRE 1 PRODUCE HEAT (I) to produce heat and flames: Is the fire still burning? 2 DESTROY WITH FIRE (I, T) to be destroyed by fire or destroy something with fire: burn sth: I burnt all his old… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crisp — 1 noun (C) BrE a very thin, flat round piece of potato cooked in oil and eaten cold; chip 1 (3b) AmE see also: burn sth to a crisp burn 1 (4) 2 adjective 1 pleasantly dry, hard, and easily broken: crisp bacon | His feet broke through the crisp… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burn — vb Burn, scorch, char, sear, singe mean to injure by exposure to fire or intense heat. Burn is the most comprehensive of these terms, for it is applicable regardless of the extent of injury or of whether fire or heat is the destructive agency… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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