Word of the Day: Kindle

By Daniel Scocco

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Kindle is a verb which can be used transitively, where it means to set fire, or intransitively, where it means to take fire or to begin to burn in flames. The transitive usage can also mean to arouse.

When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (The Holy Bible)

Celia, finds love with a fellow officer. Even the local barfly, Jerome, manages to kindle romance. (USA Today)

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2 Responses to “Word of the Day: Kindle”

  • uzma

    The past tense of ly down would be lay down or laid down? Would lays down be ever used in any context, in present tense? A bit cinfusing. Please clarify, thx.

  • John D. Miller

    Just to say thanks for all the info you have made available.

    Well done.


    John D. Miller

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