Scorch in a sentence as a noun

I agree with everything you say, except I miss the 'scorch the earth' part.

This had to be done in a way that kept the creaminess and didn't burn or scorch the milk and that wouldn't spoil.

The problem is that Microsoft spewed out **** for years and people are suffering because the only way they can contain it is to scorch the earth.

The defendant microsoft still has enough market clout left to scorch the metaphorical earth and poison the well for the rest of the industry.

Scorch in a sentence as a verb

[edit: or because the CEO is a paranoid psychopath and wants to scorch the earth, enforce fealty, and redact the founder from the company history.

Or was it a threat to existing platform profits that it temporarily pushed back via antitrust-inducing bundling tactics in order to scorch the earth for others trying to make inroads?

However if you build an enclosure, you can filter the exhaust to ensure that it's safe.- Don't know why liability is a problem, not American.- It won't scorch most synthetic fabrics, it will melt them.

Scorch definitions


a surface burn

See also: singe


a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues


a discoloration caused by heat


make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"

See also: sear


become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

See also: sear singe


destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"


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"

See also: char blacken sear


become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"