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flame

noun uk   us   /fleɪm/

flame noun (FIRE)

B2 [C or U] burning gas (from something on fire) which produces usually yellow light: The flames grew larger as the fire spread. The car flipped over and burst into flames (= started burning immediately). When the fire engine arrived the house was already in flames (= burning).
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flame noun (EMOTION)

[C] literary a powerful feeling: Flames of passion swept through both of them.
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flame noun (COMPUTING)

[C] slang an angry or offensive email: flame wars

flame

verb uk   us   /fleɪm/

flame verb (BURN)

[I] literary to burn (more) brightly: The fire flamed cosily in the hearth. The fire suddenly flamed (up).

flame verb (EMOTION)

[I] literary If an emotion flames, you feel it suddenly and strongly: Seeing the damage made hatred flame within her. [I] literary to suddenly become hot and red with emotion: His face flamed (red) with anger.

flame verb (COMPUTING)

[T] slang to send an angry or insulting email: Please don't flame me if you disagree with this message.
Translations of “flame”
in Arabic لَهَب, شُعْلة…
in Korean 불꽃…
in Malaysian nyala…
in French flamme…
in Turkish alev, öfkeyle yazılmış ileti/e-posta…
in Italian fiamma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
in Russian огонь, пламя, угроза или оскорбление в электронном виде…
in Polish płomień, bluzgi (= w mejlu, na forum…
in Vietnamese ngọn lửa…
in Spanish llama…
in Portuguese chama…
in Thai เปลวไฟ…
in German die Flamme…
in Catalan flama…
in Japanese 炎…
in Indonesian nyala…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
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