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flames

noun
plural of flame

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person with whom one is in love
  • decided to look up an old flame while she was in town

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flames

verb
present tense third-person singular of flame

Synonyms of flames (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be on fire especially brightly
  • guests gathered around as the Yule log flamed brightly in the inn's great stone fireplace

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2 to develop suddenly and violently
  • my anger flamed when the usher told my friend to shut up

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3 to shine with a bright harsh light
  • the noonday sun flamed down on the desert travelers

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4 to shoot forth bursts of light
  • the actress's ruby necklace flamed dazzlingly under the bright lights

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“Flames.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flames. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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