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Noun
Streams of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat
“Standing by the fireplace in his living room, Frank stares at the flames as they devour the torn pieces of his wedding photograph.”
Noun
Plural for a hot glowing body of fire
“He fanned them and a large flame sprang up, bathing the parlor in a warm glow.”
Noun
(figurative) Plural for great passion or enthusiasm (for something)
“If any band is ready to make it, they are, for there is a flame burning inside them that no one is going to extinguish.”
Noun
(figurative) Plural for love or affection directed at someone
“I used to feel that flame in my heart, and every time I saw his face, this flame lit up.”
Noun
Plural for a much-loved person, especially a significant other
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“The guest list included James' current flame, his ex-flame, his ex-ex-flame, and a flame from about six flames ago.”
Noun
Plural for a female partner in an unmarried romantic relationship
Noun
Plural for a state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance
Noun
Plural for an element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking
Noun
Plural for something used to produce a flame or spark
Noun
Plural for a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
Noun
Plural for a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable
Noun
Plural for a gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces
Noun
Plural for a slender wax candle
Verb
To burn or set fire to (something)
“Warm the whiskey slightly, pour it over the lobster, and then flame it.”
Verb
To catch fire, or to be on fire
“The old man then smothered the smoke with hay and blew gently at it until a fire began to flame.”
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To shimmer or sparkle like a flame
“Come here at sunset, when the colors flame in red and orange, bold and beautiful.”
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To shine with a (bright or harsh) light
“The sea lay flat, with a fine mesh of wrinkles on its surface, and the sun flamed down upon it from a sky without a cloud.”
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(of complexion) To blush or go red
“Her face would flame red with embarrassment every time the hem fell out of her skirts.”
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To suddenly (and violently) develop or happen
“Latent patriotism would flame throughout the length and breadth of the land.”
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To criticize or express strong disapproval of
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To utter offensive words in anger or annoyance
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Cook on a bbq
Verb
Show shyness, embarrassment, or shame by becoming red in the face
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