torch

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1 torch /ˈtoɚtʃ/ noun
plural torches
1 torch
/ˈtoɚtʃ/
noun
plural torches
Learner's definition of TORCH
[count]
: a long stick with material at one end that burns brightly often used figuratively
British : flashlight

carry a torch

: to continue to have romantic feelings for someone who does not love you usually + for

carry the torch

: to support or promote a cause in an enthusiastic way

pass the torch

chiefly US
◊ If you pass the torch (on) or pass on the torch, you give your job, duties, etc., to another person.
2 torch /ˈtoɚtʃ/ verb
torches; torched; torching
2 torch
/ˈtoɚtʃ/
verb
torches; torched; torching
Learner's definition of TORCH
[+ object]
: to set fire to (something, such as a building) deliberately : to cause (something) to burn
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