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catch fire

Definition of catch fire

  1. 1 or US catch on fire :  to begin to burn <Newspaper catches fire easily.> <Their house caught fire and burned to the ground.> <Don't leave the towel on the stove. It could catch on fire.>

  2. 2 :  to become very popular or effective <The idea failed to catch fire.> <The singer hasn't caught fire in this country yet.>



Word by Word Definitions

catchplay
  1. :  to capture or seize especially after pursuit

    :  to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

    :  deceive

  1. :  something caught

    :  the total quantity caught at one time

    :  the act, action, or fact of catching

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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