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fan the flames

see definition of fan the flames
  • as inmake worse
  • as inexacerbate
  • as infoment
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Synonyms for fan the flames

verb worsen a situation
  • add insult to injury
  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • fan the flames
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • rub salt into the wound
  • twist the knife in the wound
  • worsen

More words related to fan the flames

exacerbate

verb. infuriate; make worse
  • add insult to injury
  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • egg on
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • envenom
  • exasperate
  • excite
  • fan the flames
  • feed the fire
  • go from bad to worse
  • heat up
  • heighten
  • hit on
  • increase
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • madden
  • provoke
  • push one's button
  • rattle one's cage
  • rub salt in a wound
  • vex
  • worsen
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