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on fire

Definition of on fire in English:

1In flames; burning.
Example sentences
  • The intrepid dad ran outside to find his van was on fire and flames were spreading to the front of his home.
  • A terraced house was on fire, with smoke and flames pouring from the ground and first floor windows.
  • A log in that unsightly pile writhed as if it were already on fire, though the flames had not quite reached it.
burning, alight, ablaze, blazing, aflame, in flames
1.1In a state of excitement: Wright is now on fire with confidence
More example sentences
  • The troupe was literally on fire, as they turned, swayed and bent showing amazing skills.
  • The crowd was literally on fire, as couples jived as if there was no tomorrow.
  • After a poor performance in Cork the previous weekend the home side were always going to come out on fire.
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