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noun flame pronunciation in American English /fleɪm/ 
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singularflame
pluralflames
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the brightly burning gas that you see coming from a fire

    He sat by the fire staring at the flames.

    in flames (=burning):

    The whole building was soon in flames.

    burst into/go up in/erupt in flames:

    A car had overturned and burst into flames.

    douse/smother/extinguish the flames (=stop a fire burning):

    Bryan smothered the flames with his coat.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] literary a sudden strong feeling
    flame of:

    a flame of passion/anger/desire/hope

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