Definition of in flames
: on fire : burning The entire building was in flames.
Word by Word Definitions
: the glowing gaseous part of a fire
: a state of blazing combustion
: a condition or appearance suggesting a flame or burning: such as
: to burn with a flame : blaze
: to burst or break out violently or passionately
: to send an angry, hostile, or abusive electronic message
Seen and Heard
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