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Definition of "afire" []

  • On fire. (adverb)
  • Intensely interested. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "afire" in a sentence
  • "She cast him a sultry look that set his blood afire."
  • "The bush is afire, Moses discovered, and took off his shoes to dance."
  • "Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press BECKONING WARMTH: Pakistani children gathered to warm themselves at afire in a slum in Islamabad Friday."