Flame - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fleɪm|  American pronunciation of the word flame
Brit.  |fleɪm|  British pronunciation of the word flame

noun

- the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke (syn: fire, flaming)

verb

- shine with a sudden light (syn: flare)
- be in flames or aflame
- criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

Examples

We built a fire and roasted marshmallows over the flames.

They tried to put out the fire, but the flames grew higher.

The engine burst into flame.

A fire flamed in the oven.

The sun flamed through the clouds.

A flame burns.

The house was in flames.

The car burst into flame.

The fire flamed up when the wind blew again.

He flamed with indignation.

Flames poured out of the windows of the building.

They rushed past us with buckets of water and tried to douse the flames.

They sat around the campfire, watching the flickering flames.

Flames quickly engulfed the building.

Erica's cheeks flamed with anger.

Phrasal verbs

flame up  — burn brightly

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: flame
he/she/it: flames
present participle: flaming
past tense: flamed
past participle: flamed
noun
singular: flame
plural: flames
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