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"flame" in British English

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flamenoun

uk   /fleɪm/  us   /fleɪm/

flameverb

uk   /fleɪm/  us   /fleɪm/
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flame" in American English

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flamenoun [C/U]

 us   /fleɪm/
  • 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).

flameverb

 us   /fleɪm/
  • 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.
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flame" in Business English

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flamenoun [C]

uk   us   /fleɪm/ COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET
an angry or offensive message that is sent by email or left on a message board, etc.

flameverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fleɪm/ COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET
to send an angry or offensive message to someone using email, or by leaving it on a message board, etc.: When participating in these forums, you should never flame other participants.
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flame”
in Korean 불꽃…
in Arabic لَهَب, شُعْلة…
in Malaysian nyala…
in French flamme…
in Russian огонь, пламя, угроза или оскорбление в электронном виде…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
in Italian fiamma…
in Turkish alev, öfkeyle yazılmış ileti/e-posta…
in Polish płomień, bluzgi (= w mejlu, na forum…
in Spanish llama…
in Vietnamese ngọn lửa…
in Portuguese chama…
in Thai เปลวไฟ…
in German die Flamme…
in Catalan flama…
in Japanese 炎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
in Indonesian nyala…
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“flame” in Business English

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