The factory burned to the ground.
She burnt his old love letters.
He dropped his cigarette and burnt a hole in his jacket.
That day, I left her on the stairs, I came back home and burnt the letter. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)
The wood was wet and would not burn.
A fire was burning brightly in the fireplace.
After a while I found matches and firewood, and soon a nice warm fire was burning in the fireplace. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)
Check the pizza - I think it's burning!
He burned the chicken, so we had only sala[d] and bread. (Preliminary English Test; B1; German)
I burnt my hand on the iron.
If I go to the beach I like to wear a swimming suit that cover[s] all of my body because I don't want to burn my skin. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Thai)
He's burnt all his favourite records onto a CD.
Microsoft Vista is [such a] complex system that there is no need for the additional programs for viewing websites, watching movies, listening [to] music or burning your own CDs or DVDs. (Skills for Life (Level 1); B2; Slovak)
to burn calories/fuel
In this way, our organism is provided with oxygen which is essential in order to burn fat and produce the energy we need every day. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)
I had to burn the midnight oil to get the essay finished.
My examinations were nearing and I was always burning the midnight oil. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Chinese)
Their house burnt down while they were away on holiday.
He tried to burn down the school.
[In] about 1850, the king's castle burned down, and then he bought Amalienberg and made it a residence for the royal family. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)
If he keeps working this hard he'll just burn out.
If you are doing so much work, you will get burned out and th[e]n it's more difficult to get fit again. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)
A car this size burns up a lot of fuel.
Going to work by bicycle makes you get exercise so as to burn up food and fat to produce energy. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)