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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
literary afire
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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