bescorch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ scorch.

Verb[edit]

bescorch ‎(third-person singular simple present bescorches, present participle bescorching, simple past and past participle bescorched)

  1. (transitive) To scorch about, around, or all over; scorch completely.
    • 1817, Ossian, The poems of Ossian:
      Tis like the bursting of the desert stream When to the field, with sultry drought bescorch'd, Between its echoing rocks it rolls its way.
    • 2007, Thomas Hardy, The Dynasts:
      To my well-pleaded plaint on breach of faith Concerning Malta, as at Amiens pledged, Has lighted up anew such brands of ire As may bescorch the world.