Meaning of BLAZE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bleɪz ]

( blazes, blazing, blazed)


When a fire blazes , it burns strongly and brightly.

Three people died as wreckage blazed, and rescuers fought to release trapped drivers...

...a blazing fire.

VERB : V , V-ing


A blaze is a large fire which is difficult to control and which destroys a lot of things. ( JOURNALISM )

Two firemen were hurt in a blaze which swept through a tower block last night.

N-COUNT : usu sing


If something blazes with light or colour, it is extremely bright. ( LITERARY )

The gardens blazed with colour.

VERB : V with n

Blaze is also a noun.

I wanted the front garden to be a blaze of colour.

N-COUNT : usu a N of n


A blaze of publicity or attention is a great amount of it.

He was arrested in a blaze of publicity.

...the sporting career that began in a blaze of glory.

N-SING : a N of n


If guns blaze , or blaze away , they fire continuously, making a lot of noise.

Guns were blazing, flares going up and the sky was lit up all around...

She took the gun and blazed away with calm and deadly accuracy.

VERB : V , V away


with all guns blazing: see gun


If someone blazes a trail , they discover or develop something new.

These surgeons have blazed the trail in the treatment of bomb victims.

= lead the way

PHRASE : V inflects

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.