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to catch or set on fire
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|Verb||1.||conflagrate - cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"|
ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
rekindle - kindle anew, as of a fire
|2.||conflagrate - start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"|
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
blow out - erupt in an uncontrolled manner; "The oil well blew out"
catch - start burning; "The fire caught"
light up - start to burn with a bright flame; "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"