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combust

 
Verb combust has 5 senses
  1. burn, combust - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
    Derived form: noun combustion3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate - start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic - get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
    --3 is one way to rage
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. combust - cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
    --4 is one way to
    anger
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
    --5 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun combustion1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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