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To burn, or to start a fire

burn

verb

if a fire or flame burns, it produces light and heat

light

verb

to make something start to burn

blaze

verb

to burn strongly and brightly

flame

verb

to burn more brightly

ignite

verb

to start to burn

go up

to start burning quickly or explode

catch

verb

to start to burn

kindle

verb

to start a fire by lighting small pieces of wood or paper that will burn easily

catch fire

to start burning

set fire to something

to make something start burning

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