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"blaze" in British English

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blazeverb [I]

uk   /bleɪz/  us   /bleɪz/
to burn brightly and strongly: The sun was blazing down that afternoon.
literary to be brightly lit or full of colour: Isaac's eyes suddenly blazed with anger.
When a gun or a person using a gun blazes, the gun fires and continues firing: The ship's guns blazed at the British as they tried to run for shore.
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blazenoun [C]

uk   /bleɪz/  us   /bleɪz/
(Definition of blaze from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blaze" in American English

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blazeverb

 us   /bleɪz/
  • 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  us   /ˈbleɪ·zɪŋ/
They worked all day in the blazing sun.

blazenoun [C]

 us   /bleɪz/
  • 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.
(Definition of blaze from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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