blaze - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleblazing
past tenseblazed
past participleblazed
  1. 1
    to burn strongly and brightly

    A log fire blazed in the grate.

    The following morning the building was still blazing.

    1. a.
      if the sun blazes, it is very bright and hot
      blaze down:

      The afternoon sun blazed down on us as we walked.

  2. 2
    to shine very brightly

    A car roared towards them, its headlights blazing.

    1. a.
      to show a very bright colour

      She smiled, but her cheeks blazed red.

      blaze with:

      Every corner of the gardens blazed with colour.

  3. 3
    if someone’s eyes blaze, they show a sudden strong emotion, especially anger
    blaze with:

    Her eyes blazed with fury.

  4. 4



    blaze away

    if guns blaze or blaze away, they continue firing for a long time

    The artillery blazed without a pause throughout the battle.

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