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fire

  

      n  
1    blaze, combustion, conflagration, flames, inferno  
2    barrage, bombardment, cannonade, flak, fusillade, hail, salvo, shelling, sniping, volley  
3      (figurative)   animation, ardour, brio, burning passion, dash, eagerness, élan, enthusiasm, excitement, fervency, fervour, force, heat, impetuosity, intensity, life, light, lustre, passion, pizzazz or pizazz     (informal)   radiance, scintillation, sparkle, spirit, splendour, verve, vigour, virtuosity, vivacity  
4    hanging fire      delayed, in abeyance, in cold storage, on ice, pending, postponed, put back, put off, shelved, suspended, undecided  
5    on fire:     
a    ablaze, aflame, alight, blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, in flames  
b    ardent, eager, enthusiastic, excited, inspired, passionate  
      vb  
6    enkindle, ignite, kindle, light, put a match to, set ablaze, set aflame, set alight, set fire to, set on fire, torch  
7    detonate, discharge, eject, explode, hurl, launch, let loose     (informal)   let off, loose, pull the trigger, set off, shell, shoot, touch off  
8      (figurative)   animate, arouse, electrify, enliven, excite, galvanize, impassion, incite, inflame, inspire, inspirit, irritate, quicken, rouse, stir  
9      (informal)   cashier, discharge, dismiss, give marching orders, give the boot     (slang)   give the bullet     (Brit. slang)   give the push, kiss off     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   make redundant, sack     (informal)   show the door  
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fibre, firearm, figure, firebrand

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
n.
1. conical-shaped iron basket brazier, holding a fire to be burned as a beacon 2. open lamp or firepan carried on a pole, once used as portable illumination
[Hist.]
exp.
il n'est feu que de bois vert
exp.
ne jette pas de l'huile sur le feu
exp.
il est aisé d'allumer un incendie, mais non d'éteindre celui-ci
culture générale il est plus facile de créer des problèmes que de les résoudre
n.
ce que vous avez perdu dans le feu, vous le retrouverez dans la cendre
exp.
dans l'enfance tous les hommes sont frères, dans l'âge mûr chacun tire de son bord
ce proverbe signifie que l'enfant devient égoïste en grandissant
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