take fire

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take fire

To start burning. It shouldn't take long for this wood and brush to take fire, and that will warm you up.
See also: fire, take
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The Inquest was over, the letter was public, the Bank was broken, the other model structures of straw had taken fire and were turned to smoke.
Moreover, at that moment the sun appeared, and such a flood of light overflowed the horizon that one would have said that all the points in Paris, spires, chimneys, gables, had simultaneously taken fire.
Arriving at the scene, fire fighters worked hard to taken fire under control.
Pascal had taken fire at Angelina Jolie and Barack Obama in emails which were leaked online late last year.
He said the clash had taken place in the previous seven days and was "the first time we've taken fire and returned fire" in Iraq.
According to Gengler, more than 60,000 homeowners in the United States have taken fire safety to the next level by installing automatic fire sprinkler systems.