the flame of a candle
We built a fire and roasted marshmallows over the flames.
They tried to put out the fire, but the flames grew higher.
The engine burst into flame. Verb
A fire flamed in the oven.
The sun flamed through the clouds.
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As the flames died down and the smoke cleared, experts realized that an unusually large number of big sequoias had been killed by the blaze—27 on park land and 74 on national forest.—WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 In addition to pallets, sanitizer accumulated during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was stored under the overpass and helped fuel the flames, according to sources familiar with the probe who were not authorized to discuss details of the investigation.—Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 The sky was orange as the 10+ ft flames advanced through the canyon.—Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Dozens of people were hospitalized after at least three of the vehicles burst into flames.—Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 The intense flames battered close to 100 columns supporting the highway, the governor added.—Vik Jolly, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Firefighters from several agencies worked to put out the flames, which burned up a brushy hillside toward homes, and firefighting helicopters could be seen dropping water scooped from nearby Calavera Lake.—Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 Longtime loves and hot new flames are all dressed in perfect harmony for one of country music's biggest nights of the year.—Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 There are people wall to wall and flames shooting up from the blasters behind Uncle Waffles, a part of the set design.—Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023
For guitarist Miles Dimitri Baker, on the other hand, multiple undertakings are a mere balancing act – an opportunity to juggle interests and obligations like flaming chainsaws.—Spin Contributor, SPIN, 17 Nov. 2023 Explore See latest videos, charts and news In the photos, Carey sports a curve-hugging red dress, purple opera gloves and flaming red hair, just like the Who Framed Roger Rabbit femme fatale.—Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 31 Oct. 2023 The creepy clown featured flaming red hair and a red foam nose.—Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 25 Oct. 2023 For artists, the live entertainment industry has always been a bit of a high-wire act, but since the pandemic, it’s become more like juggling flaming torches on a unicycle, while covered in gasoline.—Seth Yudof, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 During the Stonehaven Fireball Festival, about 40 locals make their way up and down High Street at midnight, swinging flaming balls in wire cages above their heads.—Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 12 Oct. 2023 According to local media reports, firefighters put out a flaming trailer in Marina del Rey in 2019.—Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 Thomas was rescued from his flaming car in Austin, Texas, by Minnesota Vikings player K.J. Osborn and three other good Samaritans.—Sandra Rose Salathe, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2023 The sight of Chief Osceola riding Renegade to the 50-yard line and planting a flaming spear into the Doak Campbell Stadium turf is guaranteed to fire up the crowd in Tallahassee.—Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English flaume, flaumbe, from Anglo-French flame (from Latin flamma) & flambe, flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma flame; akin to Latin flagrare to burn — more at black entry 1