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burst/explode into flames

Definition of burst/explode into flames

  1. :  to suddenly begin burning <The engine burst/exploded into flames.>



Word by Word Definitions

burstplay
  1. :  to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within

    :  to give way from an excess of emotion

    :  to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. :  a sudden outbreak

    :  a vehement outburst (as of emotion)

    :  explosion, eruption

explodeplay
  1. :  to drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

    :  to bring into disrepute or discredit

    :  to cause to explode or burst noisily

flameplay flames
  1. :  the glowing gaseous part of a fire

    :  a state of blazing combustion

    :  a condition or appearance suggesting a flame or burning: as

  1. :  to burn with a flame :  blaze

    :  to burst or break out violently or passionately

    :  to send an angry, hostile, or abusive electronic message


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