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Definition of parch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɑːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parch
BrE BrE//pɑːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrtʃ//
 
he / she / it parches
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtʃɪz//
 
past simple parched
BrE BrE//pɑːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrtʃt//
 
past participle parched
BrE BrE//pɑːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrtʃt//
 
-ing form parching
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtʃɪŋ//
 
 
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parch something (especially of hot weather) to make an area of land very dry A drought is parching much of the country. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin.
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