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verb as in burn

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The conflagration in Congress is spreading to singe, if not consume, critical decisions across the board.

So Obama and the Democrats should spend part of next week dispelling the five myths that have the potential to singe.

Remove all the feathers, singe it over the fire, and wipe the chicken with a wet towel.

Should the heel become worn out, apply tar or pitch, and singe with a hot iron.

The sing of I sing is the correspondent of the Anglo-Saxon singe; the infinitive sing, of singan; the imperative sing of sing.

Father Meadow-Mouse would every now and then blow his nose and exclaim, "Well, singe my whiskers and twist my tail!"

The next step in preparing a chicken for cooking, therefore, is to singe it, or burn off these hairs.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to singe, such as: blacken, blaze, brand, brown, cauterize, and char.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.