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catch fire

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  1. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrateverb

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

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    lose one's temper, kindle, flare up, heat, have kittens, inflame, push through, break through, enkindle, wake, recrudesce, hit the roof, have a fit, fire up, conflagrate, combust, flare, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, break, extravasate, break out, go ballistic, belch, burn, fly off the handle, irrupt, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, break open, erupt, blow up, ignite, take fire, throw a fit, stir up, burst out, burst, come out, blow one's stack, light

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How to use catch fire in a sentence?

  1. Marco Rubio:

    That's where we're really going to catch fire.

  2. Haruyo Nihei:

    It was a blazing firestorm. I saw a baby catch fire on its mother's back, and she couldn't put out the fire. I saw a horse being led by its owner. The horse balked and the cargo on its back caught fire, then its tail, and it burned alive, as the owner just stood there and burned with it.

  3. John Kasich on Sunday:

    I have to do well enough there, and I think I will …. I'll catch fire. And if I catch fire, I think the sky is the limit. Poor showings in both or either of those first two primaries can doom a campaign. The next debate is being hosted by Fox Business and is on January 14. John Kasich on Sunday express optimism that he ’ll be in the main-stage debate and declined to comment on fellow GOP candidate Texas Sen. Rand Paul saying he wo n’t compete in the second-tier contest if demoted as a result of FOX Business criteria, which involves rankings in national, Iowa and New Hampshire polls.

  4. Don Rose:

    The reason people sweat is so they won't catch fire when making love.

  5. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    Look at the crowds that Bernie Sanders is drawing. We've not had any debates yet, and Bernie Sanders has found a way to really catch fire with voters.


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