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American English: /fleɪm/
British English: /fleɪm/

Translation of flame in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • 1 to be in flames
    estar (envuelto) en llamas
    to go up in flames
    a wall of flame
    una barrera de fuego or llamas
    to be shot down in flameshe/his plan was shot down in flames by his boss
    su jefe lo demolió/demolió su plan
    the plane/pilot was shot down in flames
    el avión/piloto cayó envuelto en llamas
    Example sentences
    • Residents are directed to guard against the threat of fire as flames continue to engulf many areas in New South Wales.
    • He died instantly, before flames engulfed his body, which was identified from jewellery and dental records.
    • However, it had steps in front of doors, fire escapes exposed to flames, inadequate balcony stairways, and no exit signs.
  • 2 (passion) the flame(s) of love/jealousy
    la llama del amor/de los celos
    he's an old flame of mine
    es un antiguo enamorado mío
    Example sentences
    • Now if any band are ready to make it they are, there is a flame burning inside them that no one is going to extinguish.
    • A flame of passion burned within me at his touch, and I only lusted more.
    • Even though he ignored her at school the flame of hope that burned in her heart hadn't gone out yet.
  • 3 [colloquial] (Computing) (abusive email, posting)
    flame (masculine) (cualquier mensaje ofensivo que llega por Internet en respuesta rápida a otro mensaje)
    Example sentences
    • It also created the culture of flames - abusive emails.
    • The social dynamics are very different; you think more before responding instead of posting a quick flame.
    • Our playful dig drew plenty of interesting emails and surprisingly, very few flames.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (blaze)
    her anger flamed (up) again as she reread the letter
    volvió a montar or a arder en cólera al releer la carta
    Example sentences
    • The thick black hands flamed with an eerie blue sheen in the low light of the bridge, and dark green eyes glowed with a deranged luminescence from deep-set pits under the gunner's brow.
    • Gloriana was the tallest of the three, with bright red hair flaming and swirling around her head, and green eyes that flashed impatiently.
    • Come here at sunset, when the colours flame in red and orange, bold and beautiful.
  • 2 (glow)
    her cheeks flamed with anger/embarrassment
    se le encendieron las mejillas de (la) ira/vergüenza
  • 3 [colloquial] (Computing)
    publicar un flame
    Example sentences
    • Now if anyone read my previous blog, they will know I got seriously flamed by a person called Acidman, my ‘crime’?
    • Mom was a reader, a debater (I can not imagine keeping a blog if she was still alive, she would have flamed me to a crisp in either the comments or her own blog), and a passionate learner.
    • If you have something against that, don't bother freaking out or flaming me, just simply press the back button.

transitive verb

  • [colloquial] (Computing)
    to flame somebody
    mandarle un flame a alguien
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