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To burn, or to start a fire - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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bank up

to put a lot of coal onto a fire so that it will burn slowly and for a long time

burst into flames

to suddenly start burning with large flames

char

verb

if something chars or is charred, it is burned until its outer surface becomes black

fan

verb

to make a fire burn more strongly by moving air onto it

flare off

to burn gas and let it go into the atmosphere

flicker

verb

if a flame or light flickers, it does not burn evenly, or it goes on and off

glow

verb

if something very hot glows, it looks red or orange and burns without producing flames

go up in smoke

to be destroyed by fire

gutter

verb

literary if a flame gutters, it is weak and does not burn steadily

ignite

verb

formal to make something start to burn

light

verb

to start to burn

smoke

verb

if a fire smokes, it produces a lot of smoke

smolder

verb

to burn slowly, producing smoke but no flames

stoke

verb

to add fuel to a fire

strike

verb

to rub a match with a short quick movement against a hard surface, producing a flame

strike

verb

if a match strikes, it produces a flame as a result of being rubbed with a short quick movement against a hard surface

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