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Definition of blaze verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blaze
    he / she / it blazes
    past simple blazed
    -ing form blazing
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  1. 1[intransitive] to burn brightly and strongly A huge fire was blazing in the fireplace. Within minutes the whole building was blazing. He rushed back into the blazing house.
  2. 2[intransitive] to shine brightly The sun blazed down from a clear blue sky. The garden blazed with color.
  3. 3[intransitive] blaze (with something) (formal) if someone's eyes blaze, they look extremely angry Her eyes were blazing with fury.
  4. 4(also blazon) [transitive, usually passive] blaze something (across/all over something) to make news or information widely known by telling people about it in a way they are sure to notice The story was blazed all over the daily papers.
  5. 5[intransitive] blaze (away) if a gun or someone using a gun blazes, the gun fires continuously In the distance machine guns were blazing.
  6. Idioms
    (with) all/both guns blazing (informal)
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    with a lot of energy and determination The champions came out (with) all guns blazing.
    blaze a trail
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    to be the first to do or to discover something that others follow The department is blazing a trail in the field of laser surgery. compare trailblazer
    Phrasal Verbsblaze up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: blaze

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