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flame1 /fleɪm/ ●●○ noun  
1 candle.jpg FIRE[countableC, uncountableU] hot bright burning gas that you see when something is on fire 火焰
 Flames poured out of the windows of the building.
 They rushed past us with buckets of water and tried to douse the flames.
 They sat around the campfire, watching the flickering flames.
 Flames quickly engulfed the building.
 a candle flame
2 in flames BURNburning in a way that is difficult to control 熊熊燃烧
 When we reached Mandalay it was in flames.
 They escaped just as the house was engulfed in flames.
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3 go up in flames/burst into flames BURNto suddenly begin burning in a way that is difficult to control 突然着火/失火
 The helicopter burst into flames after hitting a power line.
4 a flame of anger/desire/passion etc literaryEMOTIONAL a strong feeling 怒火/欲火/激情的火焰等
 Flames of desire shot through her.
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5. [countableC] an angry or rude email 愤怒[辱骂]的电子邮件
old flame at old(4), → naked flame at naked(5), → fan the flames at fan2(2), → add fuel to the fire/flames at add(9)
put out/extinguish the flames (=make them stop burning)
The firemen successfully put out the flames.
douse the flames (=pour water on them to make them stop)
We used a bucket of water to douse the flames.
smother the flames (=put something over them to make them stop burning)
Barry smothered the flames with a blanket.
fan the flames (=make them burn more by waving something in front of them)
She used a large piece of card to fan the flames.
a flame burns
The flames were burning brightly.
a flame dies down (=burns less strongly)
By evening, the flames had gradually died down.
a flame goes out (=stops burning)
Try not to let the flame go out.
flames flicker (also flames dance literary) (=they move)
He watched the flames flickering in the fireplace.
flames engulf something (=they completely surround and burn something)
Flames quickly engulfed the building.
flames leap (=they go high into the air)
Flames were leaping up the chimney.
flames lick something literary (=they touch something lightly)
Flames licked the darkening sky.
a naked/an open flame (=not enclosed with a cover)
Never use a naked flame near spray paint.
a candle flame
He lit the fire with the candle flame.
a gas flame
The glass is heated over a gas flame.
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flame2 verb [intransitiveI]  
1 literaryBRIGHT to become suddenly bright with light or colour, especially red or orange 变成火红色
 Erica’s cheeks flamed with anger.
2 literary to burn brightly 燃烧
 A great fire flamed in an open fireplace.
3. to send someone an angry or rude message in an email or on a bulletin board 发送愤怒[辱骂]的电子邮件[网站帖子]
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na US Christian hiphop singer who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His albums include Flame (2004), Rewind (2005), Captured (2010). His real name is Marcus Tyrone Gray.
From Longman Business Dictionary
flameflame1 /fleɪm/ verb [intransitiveI] informalCOMPUTING
to send someone an angry or rude message in an email or on a bulletin board (=place in a computer information system where you can read or leave messages)
flameflame2 (also flame mail) noun [countableC] informalCOMPUTING
an angry or rude message sent by email
Our website gets a lot of flame mails, but they’re usually so childish that we just laugh at most of them.
Origin flame1
(1300-1400) Old French Latin flamma flame


1hot bright stream of fire火焰ADJECTIVE | ... OF FLAME | VERB + FLAME | FLAME + VERB | PHRASES ADJECTIVEhot熾熱的火焰small小火苗bright明亮的火焰dancing, flickering, leaping舞動的/閃爍的/跳動的火焰naked, open (NAmE) 明火pork cooked over an open flame明火烤製的豬肉Never smoke near a naked flame.在明火附近千萬不要吸煙。candle, gas燭焰;煤氣的火焰Olympic奧運聖火... OF FLAMEball, sheet, tongue火團;火海;火舌The plane crashed in a ball of flames.飛機在一團火光中墜毀。Sheets of flame shot into the air.熊熊火焰直衝雲霄。VERB + FLAMEignite, light, spark (often figurative) 點火;激起感情His childhood interest in the game had ignited a flame of passion for football.他童年時對足球的興趣點燃了他對這項運動的激情。rekindle (often figurative) 重新點燃⋯之火They tried to rekindle the flames of romance.他們試圖重燃愛火。blow out, extinguish, snuff, snuff out將火吹滅/熄滅/撲滅/掐滅feel (often figurative) 感覺到⋯之火She felt a flame of anger flicker and grow.她感到心中升起一團怒火。FLAME + VERBburn, crackle火燃燒;火劈里啪啦地燃燒The flame burned brightly.火燒得很旺。grow火燃燒起來die, go out火熄滅The candle flame flickered and went out.燭火閃爍着,然後熄滅了。leap, rise, shoot火焰跳躍/上升/往上衝Flames leaped from the burning house.火焰從燃燒的房子躥上去。Flames shot high into the air.火焰衝天。lick (sth)火焰吞捲(⋯)Orange flames were already licking around the foot of the stairs.橙色的火焰已燃至樓梯底部。dance, flicker火焰舞動/搖曳Flames danced in the gas lantern.火苗在煤氣燈裏跳動。PHRASESthe crackle of flames火焰的劈啪聲


2flames fireADJECTIVE | VERB + FLAMES | FLAMES + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEblazing, burning, crackling, roaring熾熱的/燃燒的/劈啪作響的/熊熊燃燒的大火intense烈火VERB + FLAMESbe engulfed in被火吞沒go up in被燒燬All the historical records have gone up in flames (= have been destroyed by fire).所有的歷史文獻都燬於火災。burst into, erupt in, explode in, explode into突然起火;突然爆炸起火The helicopter burst into flames.直升機突然起火了。fuel (often figurative) 給火加燃料;火上澆油Ethnic tensions helped fuel the flames of civil war.緊張的種族關係使內戰愈演愈烈。Oxygen tanks helped fuel the flames.氧氣罐助長了火勢。fan, feed, stoke搧旺火焰;往火裏添⋯;(添加燃料)撥旺火焰Winds fanned the flames.風助火勢。fight救火He fought the flames for two hours.他已經救了兩個小時的火了。control控制火勢Firefighters have been trying to control the flames.消防隊員一直在奮力控制火勢。douse, extinguish, put out, quench, smother用水澆滅火;滅火;撲滅火焰;把火悶熄Men came with buckets of water and began to douse the flames.男人們提來一桶桶水滅火。be beaten back by被火擋回They tried to get into the house but were beaten back by the flames.他們試圖衝進房去,卻被火擋了回來。FLAMES + VERBroar火熊熊燃燒die down大火漸漸熄滅spread, sweep through sth大火蔓延/席捲⋯They watched the flames sweep through the old wooden barn.他們眼睜睜看着大火吞噬了破舊的木穀倉。burst from sth, erupt from sth大火從⋯突然燃燒起來consume sth, engulf sth大火吞噬⋯/吞沒⋯The flames quickly spread and engulfed their home.大火迅速蔓延,吞沒了他們的家園。light sth, light sth up火焰照亮⋯The flames lit up the skyline.火光照亮了天際線。PREPOSITIONin flames燃燒着A large part of the building was in flames.該棟建築物很大一部份都燒起來了。The aircraft was shot down in flames.飛機被擊中後起火墜落。

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