burst into flame

burst into flame
burst into flame (or flames)
suddenly begin to burn fiercely

the grass looked ready to burst into flame

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  • flame — [flām] n. [ME < OFr flamme (< L flamma) & flambe < L flammula, dim. of flamma < base of flagrare, to burn: see FLAGRANT] 1. the burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze 2. a tongue of light… …   English World dictionary

  • burst — v. & n. v. (past and past part. burst) 1 a intr. break suddenly and violently apart by expansion of contents or internal pressure. b tr. cause to do this. c tr. send (a container etc.) violently apart. 2 a tr. open forcibly. b intr. come open or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flame — n. 1) (also fig.) to kindle a flame 2) (fig.) to stir the flames (of racism) 3) to burst into flame 4) a clear; open flame 5) a flame burns 6) in flames (the house was in flames) 7) (misc.) an (the) eternal flame; the Olympic flame; my old flame… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • flame — 01. The [flames] of the fire were dancing in the night. 02. The young boys blew on the smoking wood until [flames] started to appear. 03. Huge [flames] were already licking at the roof of the house when the firemen arrived. 04. A small fire… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • flame — I. noun Etymology: Middle English flaume, flaumbe, from Anglo French flame (from Latin flamma) & flambe, flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma flame; akin to Latin flagrare to burn more at black Date: 14th century 1. the glowing… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flame — Synonyms and related words: Amor, Casanova, Christian love, Don Juan, Eros, Lothario, Platonic love, Romeo, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, amoroso, ardency, ardor, attachment, baby, backfire, bake, balefire, be bright, be in heat,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flame — flamer, n. flameless, adj. flamelike, adj. /flaym/, n., v., flamed, flaming. n. 1. burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor. 2. Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing… …   Universalium

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