Definition of Take fire

1. Verb. Start to burn or burst into flames. "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

Exact synonyms: Catch Fire, Combust, Conflagrate, Erupt, Ignite
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Blow Out, Catch, Light Up
Related verbs: Burn, Combust
Derivative terms: Combustible, Combustive, Ignitable, Ignitible, Ignition



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Fire

take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire (current term)
take five
take flight
take for
take for a spin
take for granted
take form
take guard
take heart
take heed
take hold
take hold of
take home
take hostage
take ill

Literary usage of Take fire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Study of Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1909)
"Phosphine itself does not take fire Spontaneously.— The spontaneous inflammability of phosphine has been found to be due to the presence of a small quantity ..."

2. Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones: Including His Narrative of the by John Paul Jones, Janette Taylor (1830)
"By some chance two of these vessels, the least and the largest, did not take fire; the one was a cor- * In a letter to Mr. Littlepage, written on the 20th, ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1901)
"Phosphine itself does not take fire Spontaneously. ... Does it take fire ? Compounds of Phosphorus with Oxygen and with Hydrogen and Oxygen. ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1901)
"Phosphine itself does not take fire Spontaneously. ... Does it take fire ? Compounds of Phosphorus with Oxygen and with Hydrogen and Oxygen. ..."

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