blaze

blaze
blaze1 [ bleız ] verb intransitive *
1. ) to burn strongly and brightly:
A huge log fire blazed in the grate.
The following morning the building was still blazing.
a ) if the sun blazes, it is very bright and hot:
blaze down: The afternoon sun blazed down on us as we walked.
2. ) to shine very brightly:
A car roared toward them with its headlights blazing.
a ) to show a very bright color:
She smiled, but her cheeks blazed red.
blaze with: The rainbow blazed with color.
3. ) if someone's eyes blaze, they show a sudden strong emotion, especially anger:
blaze with: Her eyes blazed with fury.
4. ) blaze or blaze away if guns blaze or blaze away, they continue firing for a long time:
The artillery blazed without a pause throughout the battle.
blaze a trail
to be the first to do something new and important:
a great pioneer who blazed a trail for others to follow
,blaze a`way phrasal verb intransitive
same as BLAZE1 4
blaze
blaze 2 [ bleız ] noun *
1. ) singular a strong bright light or area of color:
blaze of: a blaze of color/light/sunshine
2. ) count usually singular a small fire that burns strongly and brightly:
He put on more firewood to get a good blaze going.
a ) MAINLY JOURNALISM a large fire that causes a lot of damage, especially when a building is burning:
Firefighters were called to a blaze at a warehouse yesterday.
a blaze of publicity/glory
a lot of attention and excitement from the public and from newspapers, television, etc.:
Naturally, their divorce took place amid a blaze of publicity.
what/why/how/who the blazes SPOKEN OLD-FASHIONED
used for emphasizing a question you are asking, especially when you are annoyed about something:
How the blazes did you know where I was?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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