spread like wildfire

Definition of spread like wildfire

  1. :  to become known very quickly The news spread like wildfire.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to open or expand over a larger area

    :  to stretch out :  extend

    :  to distribute over an area

  1. :  the act or process of spreading

    :  extent of spreading

    :  something spread out: such as

  1. :  a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural area

    :  greek fire

    :  a phosphorescent glow (as ignis fatuus or fox fire)

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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