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Definition of Burn off

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use up energy and get rid of unwanted fat by doing exercises (e.g.' "burn off calories"); cause to burn; get rid of vegetation by fire or by using chemicals in order to clear land or in preparation for harvesting a root crop; get rid of surplus gas; scatter, spread out (clouds or fog by the sun heat)
Burn off Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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burn off
v
1. use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise" [syn: burn, burn up]


2. clear land of its vegetation by burning it off

Australian Slang
beat another vehicle in a race, such as from the traffic lights
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
(synonym) burn, burn up
(hypernym) consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
2. clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
(hypernym) denude, bare, denudate, strip
Burn off Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Burning off is the low-profile airing of otherwise-abandoned unaired television programs, usually by scheduling in far less important time slots or on less important sister networks. Abandoned programs may be burned off for a number of reasons:
  • They have to air to meet contractual or legal requirements.
  • The production company needs enough first-run episodes to meet minimum requirements for syndication.
  • Their use as "filler" is perceived as slightly more profitable than reruns or other fillers.

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