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burned up

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Synonyms for burned up

  • dogged
  • enraged
  • exasperated
  • indignant
  • infuriated
  • irate
  • miffed
  • buffaloed
  • bugged
  • fuming
  • hacked
  • maddened
  • peeved
  • riled
  • at end of one's rope
  • bummed out
  • furious
  • hot and bothered
  • huffy
  • ireful
  • mad
  • on the warpath
  • rousted
  • rubbed the wrong way
  • steamed up
  • up in arms
  • uptight
  • wrathful
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Antonyms for burned up

  • happy
  • pleased
  • cheerful
  • joyous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BURNED UP

With every movement we make, a portion of this fuel is burned up in our muscles.

Happen most of it is burned up, though—but that's no fault of Robin's.

Then he relaid the fire, and, when he lighted it, it burned up quickly.

Do you know how the man came to be burned up in the calaboose?'

"Better be burned up, than butchered by the redskins," said he, at last.

The fish-house got afire, and burned up; and that was the last we saw of the gold.

The files were burned up, the presses destroyed; the Cowboy was a memory.

He'd be dead anyway, as the ship plunged into the atmosphere and burned up.

It wasn't until afterward that she learned they'd been burned up with the house.

The flames, as they burned up, showed us the wild character of the place we were in.

WORD ORIGIN

12c., combination of Old Norse brenna "to burn, light," and two originally distinct Old English verbs: bærnan "to kindle" (transitive) and beornan "to be on fire" (intransitive), all from Proto-Germanic *brennan/*branajan (cf. Middle Dutch bernen, Dutch branden, Old High German brinnan, German brennen, Gothic -brannjan "to set on fire"). This perhaps is from PIE *gwher- "to heat, warm" (see warm (adj.)), or from PIE *bhre-n-u, from root *bhreue- "to boil forth, well up" (see brew (v.)). Related: Burned/burnt (see -ed); burning.

Figuratively (of passions, battle, etc.) in Old English. Meaning "cheat, swindle, victimize" is first attested 1650s. In late 18c, slang, burned meant "infected with venereal disease." To burn one's bridges (behind one) "behave so as to destroy any chance of returning to a status quo" (attested by 1892 in Mark Twain), perhaps ultimately is from reckless cavalry raids in the American Civil War. Slavic languages have historically used different and unrelated words for the transitive and intransitive senses of "set fire to"/"be on fire:" cf. Polish palić/gorzeć, Russian žeč'/gorel.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BURNED UP

burned

adjectiveconsumed
  • burned up
  • incinerated
  • reduced to ashes
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