Blaze - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bleɪz|  American pronunciation of the word blaze
Brit.  |bleɪz|  British pronunciation of the word blaze

noun

- a strong flame that burns brightly(syn: blazing)
- a cause of difficulty and suffering(syn: hell)
- noisy and unrestrained mischief(syn: hell)
- a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted (syn: brilliance, glare)
- a light-colored marking

verb

- shine brightly and intensively
- shoot rapidly and repeatedly
- burn brightly and intensely
- move rapidly and as if blazing
- indicate by marking trees with blazes

Examples

The fire blazed away and destroyed the whole hotel.

The plane was seen blazing down behind the hill, where it crashed.

The streets of London blazed with bonfires.

He was blazing with fury.

The sun blazed down on the dry earth.

Mary blazed with anger when she heard how her mother had been treated.

What I have to tell you is widely blazed.

His fame was blazed abroad by the country's newspapers and television.

It took almost 100 firemen to bring the blaze under control.

Helicopters were used to help fight the blaze.

I lit the fire and soon had a cheerful blaze going.

The garden is a blaze of colour at this time of year.

A blaze of anger flashed across his face.

The room was warm, with a fire blazing in the hearth.

A huge truck was advancing towards us, its headlights blazing.

Phrasal verbs

blaze away  — perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly
blaze up  — burn brightly

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blaze
he/she/it: blazes
present participle: blazing
past tense: blazed
past participle: blazed
noun
singular: blaze
plural: blazes
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