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English definition of “fire”

fire

noun   /fɑɪər/
A2 heat , light , and flames that are made when something burns : Three people were killed in the fire.
catch fire B1 to start burning : Dry grass can catch fire easily .
be on fire B1 to be burning : That house is on fire.
set fire to something to make something start burning : Enemy troops set fire to the village .
B1 a pile of wood or coal that is burning to produce heat : He sat close to the fire to keep warm .
open fire (on someone) to start shooting with guns , usually at a group of people : Suddenly , the soldiers opened fire on the enemy .
(Definition of fire noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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