Definition of bush fire in English:

bush fire

Syllabification: bush fire
(also bushfire)


  • A fire in scrub or a forest, especially one that spreads rapidly: figurative news of discontent igniting a bush fire of revolt
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    • His franchise chain of sandwich shops has spread like a bush fire.
    • An increase in emergency room visits of asthmatic patients was shown in the reports of an urban warehouse fire and the 1987 bush fire in California.
    • Reading spread like a bush fire and could no longer be stopped.

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