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verb [intransitive] blaze pronunciation in American English /bleɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleblazing
past tenseblazed
past participleblazed
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  1. 1
    to burn strongly and brightly
    A log fire blazed in the fireplace.
    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 toward them with its headlights blazing.
    1. a.
      to show a very bright color
      She smiled, but her cheeks blazed red.
      blaze with: The rainbow blazed with color.
  3. 3
    if someones 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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