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- (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.