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noun as in barrage of projectiles

verb as in cause to burn

verb as in detonate or throw a weapon

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Example Sentences

The Honeywell Safe line makes a variety of fire and waterproof lockable storage cabinets, each one made to stand extreme conditions.

The tragic 2018 mudslide in Montecito, California is just one example of a post-fire flood.

The strong winds and low humidity will continue to feed the fires, particularly in the northeast part of the blaze.

In an overnight filing, Apple said “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it, and now asks this court for emergency assistance in putting it out.”

From Fortune

Make a fireThough it’s engineered to reduce exterior friction, paracord can still make a suitable bow string for the bow and drill fire-starting method.

But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?

The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened.

Lady Edith is so sad that her sadness nearly set the whole damned house on fire.

Maybe Mary is being more realistic about a second marriage—but is it too much to ask for a little fire?

A fire that he insists is only picking up pace, according to top-secret intelligence briefings.

"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.

She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.

The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.

But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.

The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.


On this page you'll find 313 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fire, such as: blaze, bonfire, heat, inferno, campfire, and null.

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