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burn (the ordinary physical senses are freq.)
1. “burn daylight,” burn candles in daytime, (hence) waste time Wiv. II. i. 54, Rom. I. iv. 43; so Ant. IV. ii. 41 “To burn this night with torches.” to make (drink) hot Wiv. II. i. 222 “burnt sack,” Tw.N. II. iii. 209 “I'll go burn some sack.”
3. intr. and refl. to be on fire, wax hot, glow, consume oneself with love, &c. Gent. II. v. 56 “ himself in love,” John IV. ii. 103 “ in indignation,” 2H6 V. i. 160, 3H6 I. i. 60, Lr. IV. vi. 41 “ itself out,” Ven. 49 “He b-s with bashful shame,” 50, 810, Compl. 304.
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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 4.2
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