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  • Superb: a camera set on fire paper if notes are macabre pus.
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Definition of the verb set on fire

What does set on fire mean as a doing phrase?


  1. set fire to; cause to start burning

Alternative definition of the verb set on fire


  1. [transitive] To cause to begin to burn.
  2. [figuratively, transitive] To arouse passionate feelings in.
  3. past of set on fire


set on fire is a cause of death.

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Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

set on fire 1. Also, set fire to. Cause to ignite and burn, as in The drought and high wind combined to set the woods on fire. [c. 1400 ] 2.

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

And tho' a place is not wholly without air, yet if that air have no communication with the open air, so as to go backward and forward thrsso' some passage, the materials set on fire must go out; whereas fire in an open place will continue to burn til] all the fewel is spent. A lighted candle quickly ...

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Pride, envy, avarice -- these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man. (Alighieri Dante)
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