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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scorch /ˈskɔrʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorched p. pr. & vb. n. Scorching.]
 1. To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen.
 Summer drouth or singèd air
 Never scorch thy tresses fair.   --Milton.
 2. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.
    Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.   --Prior.
 3. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
    Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.   --Rev. xvi. 8.
    The fire that scorches me to death.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorch, v. i.
 1. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
    Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.   --Mortimer.
 2. To burn or be burnt.
    He laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot.   --Hawthorne.
 3. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; -- applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.] -- Scorch*er, n. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a surface burn [syn: singe]
      2: a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched
         appearance of plant tissues
      3: a discoloration caused by heat
      v 1: make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
           [syn: sear]
      2: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent
         over the flames" [syn: sear, singe]
      3: destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire
         scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders
         scorched the land"
      4: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The
         cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the
         ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the
         ceiling" [syn: char, blacken]
      5: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry
         conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"