Translation: from spanish

the news spread like wildfire

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  • spread like wildfire —    If something such as news, rumours or gossip spreads like wildfire, it becomes widely known very fast.     As soon as the nomination was announced, the news spread like wildfire …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spread like wildfire — spread quickly, go public    News of the assassination spread like wildfire …   English idioms

  • spread like wildfire — phrase if information spreads like wildfire, a lot of people hear about it in a short period of time The rumour that he had left spread like wildfire. Thesaurus: to be, or to become knownsynonym Main entry: wildfire * * * I see …   Useful english dictionary

  • spread like wildfire — if disease or news spreads like wildfire, it quickly affects or becomes known by more and more people. Once one child in the school has become infected, the disease spreads like wildfire. Scandal spreads like wildfire round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • like wildfire — phrasal very rapidly < the news spread like wildfire > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 increase in amount or number of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ good, great, wide ▪ rapid ▪ gradual, slow ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • spread — spread1 W2S2 [spred] v past tense and past participle spread ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(affect more people/places)¦ 2¦(information/ideas)¦ 3¦(open/arrange)¦ 4¦(throughout an area)¦ 5¦(soft substance)¦ 6¦(arms/fingers etc)¦ 7¦(over time)¦ 8¦(share)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wildfire — /ˈwaɪldfaɪə/ (say wuyldfuyuh) noun 1. a highly flammable composition, as Greek fire, difficult to extinguish when ignited, formerly used in warfare. 2. a grassfire or bushfire of unusual intensity and speed which is out of control: *we have been… …   Australian English dictionary

  • news — noun 1 new information ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant (BrE, informal), excellent, fantastic, good, great, happy, marvellous/marvelous (esp. BrE), terrific, tremendou …   Collocations dictionary

  • like — like1 [ laık ] function word *** Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was about to cry. as an adverb: I said, like …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • like — I UK [laɪk] / US adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition *** Summary: Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was… …   English dictionary


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