Definition of wildfire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wildfire

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈwaɪldˌfaɪər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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  • a fire that spreads quickly over a large area and is difficult to control
  • Idioms
    spread like wildfire
     
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    (of news, etc.) to become known by more and more people very quickly rumors of his death spread like wildfire.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wildfire

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