1 hot bright stream of fire
▪ dancing , flickering , leaping
▪ naked ( BrE ), open ( AmE )
pork cooked over an open ~
Never smoke near a naked ~.
▪ candle , gas
… OF FLAME
▪ ball , sheet , tongue
The plane crashed in a ball of ~s.
Sheets of ~ shot into the air.
VERB + FLAME
▪ ignite , light , spark ( often figurative )
His childhood interest in the game had ignited a ~ of passion for football.
▪ rekindle ( often figurative )
They tried to rekindle the ~s of romance.
▪ blow out , extinguish , snuff , snuff out
▪ feel ( often figurative )
She felt a ~ of anger flicker and grow.
FLAME + VERB
▪ burn , crackle
The ~ burned brightly.
▪ die , go out
The candle ~ flickered and went out.
▪ leap , rise , shoot
Flames leaped from the burning house.
Flames shot high into the air.
▪ lick (sth)
Orange ~s were already licking around the foot of the stairs.
▪ dance , flicker
Flames danced in the gas lantern.
▪ the crackle of ~s
2 flames fire
▪ blazing , burning , crackling , roaring
VERB + FLAMES
▪ be engulfed in
▪ go up in
All the historical records have gone up in ~s (= have been destroyed by fire) .
▪ burst into , erupt in , explode in , explode into
The helicopter burst into ~s.
▪ fuel ( often figurative )
Ethnic tensions helped fuel the ~s of civil war.
Oxygen tanks helped fuel the ~s.
▪ fan , feed , stoke
Winds fanned the ~s.
He fought the ~s for two hours.
Firefighters have been trying to control the ~s.
▪ douse , extinguish , put out , quench , smother
Men came with buckets of water and began to douse the ~s.
▪ be beaten back by
They tried to get into to the house but were beaten back by the ~s.
FLAMES + VERB
▪ die down
▪ spread , sweep through sth
They watched the ~s sweep through the old wooden barn.
▪ burst from sth , erupt from sth
▪ consume sth , engulf sth
The ~s quickly spread and engulfed their home.
▪ light sth , light sth up
The ~s lit up the skyline.
▪ in ~s
A large part of the building was in ~s.
The aircraft was shot down in ~s.
Flame is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ cheek , ↑ face