burn up

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From burn +‎ up. Compare Middle English upbrennynge, upbrennende (burning up, present participle), German Low German upbrannen (to burn up).


burn up

  1. (intransitive) To catch fire and burn until destroyed
    The rocket may burn up on reentry
  2. (transitive) To destroy by burning.
  3. (transitive) To anger; to annoy.
    His thoughtlessness really burns me up.