set something afire/aflame/ablaze

Definition of set something afire/aflame/ablaze

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

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

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

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

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

afire play
  1. : being on fire : blazing

  2. : being in a state of great excitement or energy

aflame play
  1. : afire

ablaze play
  1. : being on fire

  2. : radiant with light or emotion


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