Definition of “set sth/sb on fire” - English Dictionary

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“set sth/sb on fire” in British English

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set sth/sb on fire

to cause something or someone to start burning:

A peace activist 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)

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