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Flame up   /fleɪm əp/   Listen
Flame up

Burn brightly.  Synonyms: blaze up, burn up, flare.

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"Flame up" Quotes from Famous Books

... save them, while we have not credit to find one boat for a ship. And, further, he told us that this new way used by Deane, and this Sir W. Coventry observed several times, of preparing of fire-ships, do not do the work; for the fire, not being strong and quick enough to flame up, so as to take the rigging and sails, lies smothering a great while, half an hour before it flames, in which time they can get her off safely, though, which is uncertain, and did fail in one or two this bout, it do serve to burn our ...
— Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete • Samuel Pepys

... thousands. The injustice of the usurper in wishing to sacrifice the Scotch Settlement, has worked deep upon the minds of those who advanced their money upon that speculation; in the total, a larger sum than ever yet was raised in Scotland. Our emissaries have fanned the flame up to ...
— Snarley-yow - or The Dog Fiend • Frederick Marryat

Words linked to "Flame up" :   burn, combust

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