Meaning of “bush fire” in the English Dictionary


"bush fire" in English

See all translations

bush firenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊʃ ˌfaɪər/ us /ˈbʊʃ ˌfaɪr/

Examples from literature

  • That's why wattle always springs up in profusion after there's been a bush fire. 
  • The saplings had been killed by a bush fire, and a hurricane, which must have swept over the country some years ago, had broken and uprooted the larger trees, which lay all to the west and north-west. 
  • The sky was covered by a thin haze, occasioned by extensive bush fires. 
  • There's been a bush fire here at some period during the last twenty years. 
  • There's not enough timber here to have a real bush fire. 

(Definition of “bush fire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!