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catch (on) fire

To begin to burn, usually after being touched by an existing fire. Hey, keep an eye on that pan, I don't want our dinner to catch on fire. I blew out all the candles so, don't worry, the house won't catch fire! I was sitting too close to the fireplace and my sleeve caught on fire!
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catch (on) fire

to ignite and burn with flames. Keep your coat away from the flames, or it will catch fire. The curtains blew against the flame of the candle and caught on fire.
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catch fire

1. Be ignited, as in This wood is dry enough to catch fire. [c. 1600] Also see set on fire.
2. Become inflamed with enthusiasm or passion, as in His ideas caught fire all over the country. [Early 1700s]
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catch fire

If something such as an event or performance catches fire, it becomes exciting, entertaining, and enjoyable. For me, the film never quite catches fire. The play only really catches fire once Aschenbach falls in love.
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catch fire

1 begin to burn. 2 become interesting or exciting.
2 1994 Coloradoan I do not think this is something that's going to catch fire as a trend.
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catch fire

1. To ignite.
2. To become very enthusiastic.
3. To become the subject of great interest and widespread enthusiasm: an idea that caught fire all over the country.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (c) 2013, Artwork & Supplementary Materials Entertainment Inc.
According to (http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/12/01/weekend-box-office-catching-fire-frozen-smash-thanksgiving-records/) Forbes , "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Disney's "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving box office records, scoring the biggest Thanksgiving weekend collection ($74.5 million Fri-Sat, $110.2 million Wed-Sun) and biggest Thanksgiving debut weekend ($66.7 million Fri-Sun, $93.3 million Wed-Sun) respectively.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Catching Fire managed to beat Breaking Dawn Part 2's opening, showing that social media isn't everything.
In last one year, there had six reported incidents of Nano catching fire on road had generated a lot of buzz about the safety of driving the car.
Earlier Tata Motors Group CEO and Managing Director Carl-Peter Forster had stated that the auto maker planned to introduce additional safety features in the small car in the wake of reports of the car catching fire. He had said: " The company has taken up several corrective measures and will now offer cover tool on catalytic converter to prevent the car from catching fire.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt) rating for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is
He keeps you interested and invested in the story even when nothing bombastic is happening, and that is a great achievement, something that really sets this sequel apart," (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/reviews) said Arthur Ribeiro from Brazil, in the IMDb user reviews and ratings section for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Hemsworth credits his successful post-breakup recovery to his Catching Fire heroine, though the duo's relationship is purely platonic.
The couple (rumoured to be engaged) were last spotted together on 11 November, attending The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in London.
Another edgy yet sophisticated look of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actress was the one where she adorned a Dior ivory frock at the premiere of the second installment of the movie.
At "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiere in London's Leicester Square Nov.
The teaser is just the beginning of the marketing leading up to the release of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which will hit theaters on November 22, notes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) IMDb .
"Catching Fire" will also introduce two previous victors of the Hunger Games, Johanna Mason, played by Jena Malone ("Sucker Punch"), and Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin ("Snow White and the Huntsman").
The "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" cast is coming together nicely, as Jena Malone has been selected to play Johanna Mason in the upcoming movie.