burn\ to\ a\ crisp

v. phr.
To burn to the ground; be totally gutted by fire.

The old frame house burned down before the firefighters could get to it.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • burn to a crisp — To burn until charred and brittle • • • Main Entry: ↑crisp …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …   New idioms dictionary

  • burn to a crisp — burn so as to leave only a charred remnant. → crisp …   English new terms dictionary

  • burn to a crisp — verb To burn very badly burn (usually in reference to food) …   Wiktionary

  • crisp — adjective 1》 firm, dry, and brittle, especially in a way considered pleasing.     ↘(of hair) having tight curls. 2》 (of the weather) cool, fresh, and invigorating. 3》 (of a way of speaking) briskly decisive and matter of fact. noun (also potato… …   English new terms dictionary

  • crisp — See: BURN TO A CRISP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crisp — See: burn to a crisp …   Словарь американских идиом

  • burn something to a crisp — informal phrase to burn something completely The dinner was burned to a crisp. Thesaurus: to burn somethingsynonym Main entry: crisp * * * burn something completely, leaving only a charred remnant * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn something to a crisp — burn (something) to a crisp to burn something very badly. He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp …   New idioms dictionary

  • burn — vb Burn, scorch, char, sear, singe mean to injure by exposure to fire or intense heat. Burn is the most comprehensive of these terms, for it is applicable regardless of the extent of injury or of whether fire or heat is the destructive agency… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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