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light a fire

This page is about the collocation light a fire

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to start a fire

For example

  • How did people light fires before they had matches or cigarette lighters?

  • Their fires were lit by rubbing two sticks together to generate friction.

Note:
Related collocations include "light a cigarette", light a candle", "light a lamp", etc.

Quick Quiz

I lit the fire by

a. putting a match to it

b. pouring petrol on it

c. pouring water on it

Contributor: Matt Errey