set something on fire

idiom

: to deliberately cause something to burn
They set the house on fire.

Examples of set something on fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators believe Alondra Michel, 37, was involved in a domestic violence incident with a resident on the main level of the apartment building early Monday morning and intentionally set something on fire, according to Aurora police. NBC News, 25 Jan. 2022 Crews responded to the home after a 911 caller said her husband was locked inside a bedroom and had set something on fire, Gaeth said at the time. Caroline Silva, ajc, 6 Dec. 2021

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“Set something on fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20something%20on%20fire. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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