Definition of flame verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flame

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fleɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flame
    BrE BrE//fleɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪm//
     
    he / she / it flames
    BrE BrE//fleɪmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪmz//
     
    past simple flamed
    BrE BrE//fleɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪmd//
     
    past participle flamed
    BrE BrE//fleɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪmd//
     
    -ing form flaming
    BrE BrE//ˈfleɪmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleɪmɪŋ//
     
    Email, Using the Internet
     
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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 somebody an angry or insulting message by email or on the Internet See related entries: Email, Using the Internet
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French flame (noun), flamer (verb), from Latin flamma ‘a flame’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flame