set something afire/aflame/ablaze

Definition of set something afire/aflame/ablaze

formal

  1. :  to deliberately cause something to burn They set the house afire/aflame/ablaze.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

afireplay
  1. :  being on fire :  blazing

    :  being in a state of great excitement or energy

aflameplay
  1. :  afire

ablazeplay
  1. :  being on fire

    :  radiant with light or emotion


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