burn+with+a+flame

  • 1 burn with a low blue flame — 1. in. to be eavily alcohol intoxicated. □ Yeah, he’s burning with a low blue flame. □ He’s not just drunk, he’s burning with a low blue flame. 2. in. to be quietly and intensely angry. □ She just sat there with her steak in her lap, burning with …

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  • 2 burn with a (low) blue flame —    American    to be very drunk    The imagery is from a dying fire, about to go out …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 3 Flame — Flame, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaming}.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also, flamer. See {Flame}, n.] 1. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 4 flame — flamer, n. flameless, adj. flamelike, adj. /flaym/, n., v., flamed, flaming. n. 1. burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor. 2. Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing… …

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  • 5 flame — I. noun Etymology: Middle English flaume, flaumbe, from Anglo French flame (from Latin flamma) & flambe, flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma flame; akin to Latin flagrare to burn more at black Date: 14th century 1. the glowing… …

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  • 6 flame — /fleɪm / (say flaym) noun 1. burning gas or vapour, as from wood, etc., undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapour. 2. (often plural) state or condition of blazing combustion: to burst into flames. 3. any flamelike condition; glow; …

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  • 7 flame — [[t]fleɪm[/t]] n. v. flamed, flam•ing 1) chem. a portion of burning gas or vapor, as from ignited wood or coal 2) Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing combustion 3) inflamed condition 4) brilliant light; scintillating luster 5) bright …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8 flame — [flām] n. [ME < OFr flamme (< L flamma) & flambe < L flammula, dim. of flamma < base of flagrare, to burn: see FLAGRANT] 1. the burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze 2. a tongue of light… …

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  • 9 Burn — Burn, v. i. 1. To be of fire; to flame. The mount burned with fire. Deut. ix. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat. [1913 Webster] Your meat doth burn, quoth I. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To have a condition,… …

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  • 10 burn — burn1 burnable, adj. /berrn/, v., burned or burnt, burning, n. v.i. 1. to undergo rapid combustion or consume fuel in such a way as to give off heat, gases, and, usually, light; be on fire: The fire burned in the grate. 2. (of a fireplace,… …

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  • 11 flame — 01. The [flames] of the fire were dancing in the night. 02. The young boys blew on the smoking wood until [flames] started to appear. 03. Huge [flames] were already licking at the roof of the house when the firemen arrived. 04. A small fire… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 burn — I UK [bɜː(r)n] / US [bɜrn] verb Word forms burn : present tense I/you/we/they burn he/she/it burns present participle burning past tense burned or burnt UK [bɜː(r)nt] / US [bɜrnt] past participle burned or burnt *** 1) [intransitive] if a fire or …

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  • 13 flame — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hot bright stream of fire ADJECTIVE ▪ hot ▪ small ▪ bright ▪ dancing, flickering, leaping …

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  • 14 Flame speed — The flame speed is the measured rate of expansion of the flame front in a combustion reaction. Whereas flame speed is generally used for a fuel, a related term is explosive velocity, which is the same relationship measured for an explosive.… …

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  • 15 flame — n 1.Often flames burning gas or vapor, blaze, fire, bonfire, Brit. Dial. ingle; conflagration, Obs. flagration, holocaust, wildfire, ring or sea of fire. 2. glow, glare, gleam, flash, coruscation; glimmer, shimmer; spark, scintilla, glint,… …

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  • 16 burn blue — noun : a pale blue to purplish blue * * * burn blue (of candles) to burn with a blue flame (eg as an omen of death or signifying the presence of the Devil) • • • Main Entry: ↑blue burn blue see under ↑blue1 • • • Main Entry: ↑burn …

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  • 17 Flame — (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or… …

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  • 18 Flame bridge — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …

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  • 19 Flame color — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …

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  • 20 Flame engine — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …

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