2012년 4월 7일 토요일

Dic: be/get burned

1.
[informal]
a) to be emotionally hurt by someone or something

  • Take things slowly this time - you don't want to get burned again.
b) to lose a lot of money
  • The company got badly burned in the dot.com collapse.

2.
[cheat]12 [transitive, usually passive] (informal) to cheat or take advantage of someone
[be/get burned]
  • A lot of investors were burned by his scams.
  • She’s been jilted before and is afraid of getting burned again.
...  LDOCE, OALD

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