To cause to burn; ignite.
To throw forth lava, water, steam, etc., as a volcano or geyser
To cause to burn:
start to burn or burst into flames
To set fire to something. [17th century to the present]
Find another word for catch-fire. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for catch-fire, like: combust, erupt, ignite, take fire and conflagrate.