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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Outdoor
bonfirebon‧fire /ˈbɒnfaɪə $ ˈbɑːnfaɪr/ noun [countable]  DLOa large outdoor fire, either for burning waste or for a party
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bonfireDad had a bonfire going behind the garage.Bees flying into a bonfire ... Troopers fought troopers.Somebody had lit a bonfire and we sat round it chatting until we had dried our clothes.A bonfire blazed inside a small circle of stones.They piled up scrap wood, boxes and other junk and made a big bonfire.Saying a prayer, she flung herself into her captors' bonfire.In the middle a large bonfire had been constructed.They then began to light bonfires, expressing their delight.He dug his thumbs into the eyes, a red bonfire blazing at his chest, and heard an underwater bubbling squeal.On the dunes Angus had put a match to the bonfire which crackled, spat, and flared up.The bonfire will be lit at 7.00 p.m., with fireworks starting just 15 minutes later.
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