Meaning of BLAZE in English


(~s, blazing, ~d)


When a fire ~s, it burns strongly and brightly.

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

...a blazing fire.

VERB: V, V-ing


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

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

N-COUNT: usu sing


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

The gardens ~d with colour.

VERB: V with n

Blaze is also a noun.

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

N-COUNT: usu a N of n


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

He was arrested in a ~ of publicity.

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

N-SING: a N of n


If guns ~, or ~ 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 ~d away with calm and deadly accuracy.

VERB: V, V away


with all guns blazing: see gun


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

These surgeons have ~d the trail in the treatment of bomb victims.

= lead the way

PHRASE: V inflects

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