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fanned the flames

  • as inmake worse
  • as inexacerbate
  • as infoment
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Synonyms for fanned 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
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