Definitions of scorch

  1. To be parched or dried up.
  2. 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.
  3. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.
  4. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
  5. To burn slightly; parch; affect painfully with heat.
  6. To burn slightly: to roast highly: to affect painfully with heat.
  7. To burn slightly or on the surface.
  8. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
  9. To burn or be burnt.
  10. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; - applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [ Colloq.]
  11. To be burned slightly; colloquially, to go at high speed on a bicycle or in a motor car.
  12. censor and criticize sharply and harshly; " scorching remarks"
  13. make very hot and dry; " The heat scorched the countryside"
  14. become superficially burned; " my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
  15. a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
  16. become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; " The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
  17. destroy completely by or as if by fire; " The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; " the invaders scorched the land"
  18. To burn superficially; to affect painfully with heat.
  19. To burn superficially; to affect painfully with heat; to be parched or dried up.
  20. a discoloration caused by heat
  21. Scorcher.
  22. A superficial or slight burn.
  23. Scorchingly.