set something afire/aflame/ablaze

idiom

Definition of set something afire/aflame/ablaze

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

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“Set something afire/aflame/ablaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20something%20afire%2Faflame%2Fablaze. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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