take fire

take fire
verb
start to burn or burst into flames
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Marsh gases ignited suddenly

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The oily rags combusted spontaneously

Syn: ↑erupt, ↑ignite, ↑catch fire, ↑combust, ↑conflagrate
Derivationally related forms: ↑combustible (for: ↑combust), ↑combustive (for: ↑combust), ↑ignitible (for: ↑ignite), ↑ignitable (for: ↑ignite), ↑ignition (for: ↑ignite)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms: ↑blow out, ↑catch, ↑light up
Verb Group: ↑burn, ↑combust
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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phrasal
: to catch fire

sulfur and quicklime, which took fire when exposed to moisture — Tom Wintringham

small number of students take fire from these courses — New Republic

immense crowds of people took fire and came alive under their leadership — John Reed

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take fire
To become ignited
To become aroused about something
fire

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Brit. start to burn

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take fire — begin to burn, be ignited, catch on fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take fire — start to burn. → fire …   English new terms dictionary

  • take fire — 1. Be ignited, catch fire. 2. Be inflamed, be kindled …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • take fire — idi a) to become ignited; burn b) idi to become inspired with enthusiasm or zeal …   From formal English to slang

  • To take fire — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take fire — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire — (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire alarm — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire annihilator — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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