set fire to


: to deliberately cause something to burn
Someone set fire to the shack.

Examples of set fire to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some protesters set off fireworks, smashed store fronts and set fire to barricades. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 1 July 2024 An aspiring social media star recently set fire to a dumpster, then posted a video of it to a social media platform, after which they were arrested and charged with felony arson. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 24 June 2024 This Juneteenth marked 85 years since when white rioters set fire to the Lee family’s home in 1939. Melissa Noel, Essence, 20 June 2024 On June 19, 1939, White rioters set fire to the Lee's family home. Danielle Jennings, Peoplemag, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for set fire to 

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“Set fire to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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