Pronunciation of Scorch
/skˈɔːt͡ʃ/, /skˈɔːtʃ/, /s_k_ˈɔː_tʃ/
Synonyms for scorch:
burn off, burn down, destroy, burn away.
Sense 3 (noun)
harry, batter, invade, flay, scathe, assail, hammer, thrust, scarify, storm, fight, lunge, slash, raid, combat, savage, pound, trounce, assault, lash, charge, bombard, riot, strike, barrage, violate, attack.
Usage examples for scorch:
- As soon as I applied the torch, Blaze quick did start and it did scorch The fences, and the woods were nigh, For the old tree it blazed on high. - "Poems of James McIntyre", James McIntyre.
- At this point he turned his eyes in her direction, and she felt the scorch of an intense inner fire. - "The Blood Red Dawn", Charles Caldwell Dobie.
- Did he not scorch your Majesty's feathers? - "The Curious Book of Birds", Abbie Farwell Brown.