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Meaning of “set sth/sb on fire” in the English Dictionary

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set sth/sb on fire

to ​cause something or someone to ​startburning: A ​peaceactivist had set herself on fire in ​protest over the government's ​involvement in the ​war.
(Definition of set sth/sb on fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sth/sb on fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 纵火焚烧, 使燃烧…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縱火焚燒, 使燃燒…
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