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English definition of “spread like wildfire”

spread like wildfire

If disease or news spreads like wildfire, it quickly affects or becomes known by more and more people : Once one child in the school has the infection , it spreads like wildfire.UncontrolledFast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of spread like wildfire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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