flame

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1 flame /ˈfleɪm/ noun
plural flames
1 flame
/ˈfleɪm/
noun
plural flames
Learner's definition of FLAME
[count] : the hot, glowing gas that can be seen when a fire is burning
: a state of burning brightly
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : strongly felt emotion usually plural
[count] informal : a person you have a romantic relationship with : sweetheart
[count] : an angry or insulting e-mail message

fan the flames

see 2fan
2 flame /ˈfleɪm/ verb
flames; flamed; flaming
2 flame
/ˈfleɪm/
verb
flames; flamed; flaming
Learner's definition of FLAME
[no object] : to burn with a flame : to produce a flame often + up
[no object] literary : to feel or express strong or angry emotion
[no object] literary : to shine brightly : glow
[+ object] : to send an angry or insulting e-mail message to (someone)

flame out

[phrasal verb]
of a jet engine : to stop working suddenly
US, informal : to fail or end in a very sudden way
see also flameout
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