burning ambition meaning, burning ambition definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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burning

  
1       adj   You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.  
...the burning desert of Central Asia.     
      Burning is also an adverb., adv   ADV adj   (=scorching)  
He touched the boy's forehead. It was burning hot.     
2       adj   If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.  
ADJ n   (=passionate)  
I had a burning ambition to become a journalist..., She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.     
3       adj   A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about.  
ADJ n  
The burning question in this year's debate over the federal budget is: whose taxes should be raised?     


wood-burning stove        ( wood-burning stoves    plural  ) A wood-burning stove is the same as a wood stove.      n-count  
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burning, bunting, burn, burnish

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