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Meaning of “blaze” in the English Dictionary

"blaze" in British English

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blazeverb [I]

uk   us   /bleɪz/
to ​burnbrightly and ​strongly: The ​sun was blazing down that ​afternoon. literary to be ​brightlylit or ​full of ​colour: Isaac's ​eyessuddenly blazed withanger. When a ​gun or a ​person using a ​gun blazes, the ​gunfires and ​continuesfiring: The ship's ​guns blazed at the British as they ​tried to ​run for ​shore.
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blazenoun [C]

uk   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 ​burnbrightly and ​strongly: The ​fires blazed for ​days. [I] If someone’s ​eyes blaze, they ​seem to ​shinebrightly: 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 ​spaceexploration.
blazing
adjective  us   /ˈbleɪ·zɪŋ/
They ​worked all ​day in the blazing ​sun.

blazenoun [C]

 us   /bleɪz/
  • blaze noun [C] (FIRE)

a very ​bigfire: Three ​firecompaniesfought 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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