scorch-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: (Cause to) become hot or dry, singed, burned slight, destroy (as if) by fire

Commentary: Syntax Includes:

The heat scorched the countryside.
The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun.
My eyebrows scorched the hair on my arm.
The flames scorched the ceiling.
The shirt was scorched a nasty yellow color.
The cook scorched the chicken for his blackened chicken salad.
The wildfire scorched the forest and several villages.
The invaders scorched the land.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: Absorb_heat
PropBank: scorch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5