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
2in flamesBURNburning 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.
Examples from the Corpus
engulfed in flames• The family had tickets for a section of the planeengulfed in flames.• And the ambulance was engulfed in flames before firemencaught up with it.• They reached safety seconds before the cafe was engulfed in flames.• Two of the men were killed instantly, the third was engulfed in flames before he died an agonising death.
1hot bright stream of fire火焰ADJECTIVE | ... OF FLAME | VERB + FLAME | FLAME + VERB | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤hot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 FLAME➤ball, 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 + FLAME➤ignite, light, spark (oftenfigurative) 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 (oftenfigurative) 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 (oftenfigurative) 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 + VERB➤burn, 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。PHRASES➤the crackle of flames火焰的劈啪聲flame
2flamesfire火ADJECTIVE | VERB + FLAMES | FLAMES + VERB | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤blazing, 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 + FLAMES➤be 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 (oftenfigurative) 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 + VERB➤roar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。PREPOSITION➤in 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。