Scorch

Scorch

, v. i. 1. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
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Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.
Mortimer.
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2. To burn or be burnt.
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He laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot.
Hawthorne.
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3. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; -- applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.] -- Scorch"er, n. [Colloq.]

 

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