Wednesday, April 6, 2011

kindle

kindle [ KIN-dl ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to build or fuel a fire; to ignite
2. (tr. v.) to light up
3. (tr. v.) to arouse an emotion
4. (intr. v.) to burst into flames
5. (intr. v.) to become inflamed
6. to be stirred up
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 A short circuit can very often kindle a fire.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Hundreds of concrete slabs — each about 12-by-6-feet and designed to shield against car bombs and other threats — were gradually turned into an open air art gallery meant to boost spirits and kindle optimism.