a surface burn
burn superficially or lightly;
"I singed my eyebrows"
become superficially burned;
"my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
- The rug singed because it was too near the fire.
- The iron's too hot, you'll singe the dress.
- The last time we agree to help that company out of its difficulty, we singe our wing quite badly.
It is very hot: You singe your eyebrows if you get too close.出自： C. Sagan
A moth, singed by a candle-flame, falls.出自： V. Glendinning