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To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames).

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  • exacerbate — v 1. aggravate, worsen, add insult to injury, rub salt into the wound, Inf. rub it in, pour oil on the fire; sharpen, intensify, heighten, deepen, add fuel to the fire or flames, fan or stoke or fuel the fire or flames. 2. embitter, envenom, gall …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aggravate — v 1. exacerbate, worsen, add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound, Inf. rub it in, pour oil on the fire; increase, heighten, deepen, intensify, add fuel to the flames or fire, fan or stoke or fuel the fire. 2. irritate, annoy, vex, peeve,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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