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flame

noun [C/U]  /fleɪm/ us  

flame noun [C/U] (LIGHT)

the hot light of a fire: [U] The logs in the fireplace burst into flame. The house was in flames (= burning).

flame

verb  /fleɪm/ us  

flame verb (BURN)

[I] to burn brightly or more brightly: The fire suddenly flamed (up).

flame verb (SHOW ANGER)

[I/T] to show anger by turning red: [I] His face flamed and he started stammering. [I/T] If you flame someone you disagree with, you send insulting electronic messages about that person over the Internet: [T] He was flamed by several other people in the chat room.
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