Synonyms for catch fire

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If your own clothing should catch fire do not run for help as this will fan the flames.

Care must be taken that the turpentine shall not catch fire.

The canvas was liable to catch fire on the smallest provocation.

Green and wet as these are, they at once catch fire and flame up like kindling-wood.

If they hit the machine it is bound to catch fire and then the jig is up.

As the door closed on them Miss Fountain's face seemed to catch fire.

This is like tinder and is liable to catch fire from burning particles of powder.

The coal will catch fire and burn after the waste has been consumed.

One by one, as they took their orders, the signallers seemed to catch fire.

As he touched it, it caught fire; indeed, by touching it he caused it to catch fire.

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