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Completely burnt:‘I like my steak burnt to a cinder’
overcooked, overbaked, dried out, burnt, burnt to a cinder, burnt to a crispView synonyms
- ‘Despite help from a passing motorist, it burnt to a cinder.’
- ‘Wildlife and vegetation on the surrounding islands vaporized, birds burnt to a cinder in mid-flight.’
- ‘Barbecue food has that odd combination of being burnt to a cinder on the outside and retaining a raw quality in the middle.’
- ‘Firefighters and residents were forced to stand and watch as $2 million in property was burnt to a cinder in a shed fire in Alloway yesterday morning.’
- ‘A playground helicopter ride in Lions Riverside Park was burnt to a cinder at around 10pm on Saturday night.’
- ‘The first time I went abroad it was to Crete, and I got burnt to a cinder.’
- ‘It was all burnt to a cinder by the time I got back in later that night.’
- ‘It looked like 15 years of hard work burnt to a cinder.’
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