Definition of blaze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    blaze

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bleɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bleɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blaze
    BrE BrE//bleɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bleɪz//
     
    he / she / it blazes
    BrE BrE//ˈbleɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbleɪzɪz//
     
    past simple blazed
    BrE BrE//bleɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bleɪzd//
     
    past participle blazed
    BrE BrE//bleɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bleɪzd//
     
    -ing form blazing
    BrE BrE//ˈbleɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbleɪzɪŋ//
     
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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 colour.
  3. 3[intransitive] blaze (with something) (formal) if somebody’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. See related entries: Journalism
  5. 5[intransitive] blaze (away) if a gun or somebody using a gun blazes, the gun fires continuously In the distance machine guns were blazing. For five minutes, soldiers blazed away with machine guns and automatic rifles.
  6. Word Originverb senses 1 to 3 and verb sense 5 Old English blæse ‘torch, bright fire’, of Germanic origin; related ultimately to blaze ‘white spot or stripe on an animal's face’. verb sense 4 late Middle English (in the sense ‘blow out on a trumpet’): from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch blāzen ‘to blow’; related to the verb blow.Idioms
    (with) all/both guns blazing
     
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    (informal) with a lot of energy and determination The champions came out (with) all guns blazing.
    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
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