[ UK /tˈɔːt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɔɹtʃ/ ]
  1. a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  2. a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
  3. tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
  4. a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
  1. burn maliciously, as by arson
    The madman torched the barns
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How To Use torch In A Sentence

  • Rising up off a stone bench that stood in a shadowy area out of the torchlight was a dark, robed figure. Dragons of Winter Night
  • We bumbled around each other like Laurel and Hardy in the gloom, fumbling for a torch we couldn't find.
  • Eventually, the besotted warriors either passed out or crawled away as the torches guttered and smoked into mere embers.
  • He ran the torch over the shelves cabinets table drawers but there were no more photographs and no obvious photo albums.
  • Arsonists torched a town-centre bar, causing residents in nearby houses to flee in terror.
  • These included repeated punchings, kickings, beatings with a baseball bat and truncheon, being urinated on and threatened with a syringe and blowtorch.
  • These portable torches use pressurized tanks of propane and, if handled carelessly, can be hazardous.
  • Gunmen also torched a van parked in the courtyard, as well as a large toolshed.
  • They are convicted and must, if the US people are to reclaim their until now unchallenged position as torch-bearers for a better world, be booted out of office at the earliest opportunity.
  • Everyone needed to know we were carrying the torch of our past into the future. Christianity Today
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