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synonyms for add fuel to the fire

  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • heighten
  • provoke
  • rub salt in the wound
  • slap in the face
  • twist the knife
  • worsen
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How to use add fuel to the fire in a sentence

Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE

  • add fuel to the fire
  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • heighten
  • provoke
  • rub salt in the wound
  • slap in the face
  • twist the knife
  • worsen
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.