ADJ

hot
small
bright
pale
dancing, flickering, leaping
steady
naked
Never smoke or use spray paint near a naked flame
candle, gas
Olympic
roaring

QUANT

ball, sheet, tongue
The plane crashed in a ball of flames. Sheets of flame shot into the air

VERB + FLAME

ignite, spark (often figurative)
His childhood interest in the game had ignited a flame of passion for football
rekindle
(often figurative) They tried to rekindle the flames of romance
douse, extinguish, quench, snuff (out)
feel (often figurative)
She felt a flame of anger flicker and grow
be engulfed in, be in
A large part of the building was in flames
go up in
All the historical records have gone up in flames (= have been destroyed by fire)
burst into, erupt in, explode in/into
The helicopter burst into flames
fuel
Oxygen tanks fuelled the flames
fan
Winds fanned the flames
shoot sb/sth down in
The aircraft was shot down in flames
fight
He fought the flames for two hours
control
Firefighters have been trying to control the flames
douse, extinguish, put out, quench, smother
Men came with buckets of water and began to douse the flames
be beaten back by
They tried to get into to the house but were beaten back by the flames

FLAME + VERB

burn
The flame burnt brightly
grow
die, go out
The candle flame flickered and went out
leap, rise, shoot
Flames leapt from the burning house. Flames shot high into the air
lick (sth)
Orange flames were already licking round the foot of the stairs
dance, flicker
Flames danced in the gas lantern
die down
spread, sweep through sth
They watched the flames sweep through the old wooden barn
engulf sth
The flames quickly spread and engulfed their home
light sth (up)
The flames lit up the skyline

FLAME + NOUN

thrower
The infantry were equipped with flame throwers

PHRASES

the crackle of flames 2 flames fire