watch fire


Definition of watch fire

: a fire lighted as a signal or for the use of a guard

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The fire's intense heat stretched across the street onto a large gathering of onlookers who watched fire crews trying put out the blaze. Glenn E. Rice, Robert A. Cronkleton And Max Londberg, kansascity, "Roof collapses, fire still raging at office building in North Kansas City | The Kansas City Star," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of watch fire

1735, in the meaning defined above

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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