To cause to burn or undergo combustion
A nice little hot torch for the infantry!
He ripped open the door, blinded by the torch light in the halls.
Kris lit another torch to display a darkened case on the wall.
It was like the Olympic torch in antiquity: All it took was one guy carrying the torch to slip in the mud and the entire chain was broken.
On the torch as representing the light of life, see E.
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