- 1[intransitive] (+ adj.) (literary) to burn with a bright flame The logs flamed on the hearth. (figurative) Hope flamed in her.
- 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 [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 Word Origin Middle English: from Old French flame (noun), flamer (verb), from Latin flamma
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