Synonyms of fire in English:

fire

noun

  • 3 rapid machine-gun fire
    gunfire, firing, flak, bombardment

verb

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  • 1 howitzers firing shells
    launch, shoot, discharge, let fly with
  • 4 the engine fired
    start, get started, get going

Phrases

catch fire

it was amazing that neither of the adjoining buildings caught fire ignitecatch lightburst into flamesgo up in flames

on fire

Word links

pyromania an obsessive desire to set fire to things

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