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Definition of torch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

torch

 verb
verb
NAmE//tɔrtʃ//
 
torch somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they torch
 
he / she / it torches
 
past simple torched
 
-ing form torching
 
 
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to set fire to a building or vehicle deliberately in order to destroy it The houses had been looted and then torched.
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