burn (something) superficially or lightly:
the fire had singed his eyebrows |
[as adj.] (singed)
a smell of singed feathers.
be burned in this way:
the heat was so intense I could feel the hairs on my hands singe.
burn the bristles or down off (the carcass of a pig or fowl) to prepare it for cooking.
a superficial burn.
, henge, revenge, Stonehenge
, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange
, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge
•challenge • orange • scavenge
•lozenge • blancmange
, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge
To pass a plucked bird quickly over a flame to burn off the down.