- 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 someone an angry or insulting message by e-mail or on the Internet
NAmE//fleɪm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flame
he / she / it flames
past simple flamed
-ing form flaming