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blaze

verb  /bleɪz/ us  

blaze verb (BURN)

[I] to burn brightly and strongly: The fires blazed for days. [I] If someone’s eyes blaze, they seem to shine brightly: Her eyes blazed with anger.

blaze verb (SHOW THE WAY)

[T] to make a new path or way by marking it so that others can follow: It took the Cherokee two years to blaze a trail between Texas and Kansas. fig. Science blazed the trail that opened up space exploration.
blazing
adjective  /ˈbleɪ·zɪŋ/ us  
They worked all day in the blazing sun.

blaze

noun [C]  /bleɪz/ us  

blaze noun [C] (FIRE)

a very big fire: Three fire companies fought the blaze. A blaze is also a bright show of something: Times Square is a blaze of lights.
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