- 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[intransitive] to shine brightly The sun blazed down from a clear blue sky. The garden blazed with color.
- 3[intransitive] blaze (with something) (formal) if someone's eyes blaze, they look extremely angry Her eyes were blazing with fury.
- 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[intransitive] blaze (away) if a gun or someone using a gun blazes, the gun fires continuously In the distance machine guns were blazing. Idioms
NAmE//bleɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blaze
he / she / it blazes
past simple blazed
-ing form blazing
with a lot of energy and determination The champions came out (with) all guns blazing.
(with) all/both guns blazing (informal)jump to other results
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
blaze a trailjump to other results