Definition of torch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    torch

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//tɔrtʃ//
     
     
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  1. 1a long piece of wood that has material at one end that is set on fire and that people carry to give light a flaming torch the Olympic torch (figurative) They struggled to keep the torch of idealism and hope alive.
  2. 2 = blowtorch
  3. Idioms
    carry a torch for somebody
     
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    to be in love with someone, especially someone who does not love you in return
    carry a torch for somebody
     
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    to be in love with someone, especially someone who does not love you in return
    put something to the torch(literary)
     
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    to set fire to something deliberately
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: torch