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verb [intransitive] blaze pronunciation in American English /bleɪz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblaze
he/she/itblazes
present participleblazing
past tenseblazed
past participleblazed
  1. 1
    to burn strongly and brightly

    A log fire blazed in the fireplace.

    The following morning the building was still blazing.

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

      The afternoon sun blazed down on us as we walked.

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  2. 2
    to shine very brightly

    A car roared toward them with its headlights blazing.

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    1. a.
      to show a very bright color

      She smiled, but her cheeks blazed red.

      blaze with:

      The rainbow blazed with color.

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  3. 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.

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