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Definition of flame verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flame
    he / she / it flames
    past simple flamed
    -ing form flaming
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adj.) (literary) to burn with a bright flame The logs flamed on the hearth. (figurative) Hope flamed in her.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (+ adj.) flame (something) (literary) (of a person's face) to become red as a result of a strong emotion; to make something become red Her cheeks flamed with rage.
  3. 3[transitive] flame somebody (informal) to send someone an angry or insulting message by e-mail or on the Internet
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flame