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blaze

verb [I] uk   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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blaze

noun [C] uk   us   /bleɪz/

blaze noun [C] (FIRE)

a large, strong fire: Firefighters took two hours to control the blaze.

blaze noun [C] (STRONG EFFECT)

a blaze of sth something that has a very powerful or noticeable effect: The garden is a blaze of colour in autumn. His book was launched in a blaze of publicity.

blaze noun [C] (MARK)

a white mark on the face of a horse or other animal
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