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blaze in Horses topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblazeblaze1 /bleɪz/ ●○○ noun  1 fire a) [countable usually singular] a big dangerous fire – used especially in news reportsablaze It took almost 100 firemen to bring the blaze under control.fight/tackle/control a blaze Helicopters were used to help fight the blaze.house/factory/barn etc blaze a huge chemical factory blaze b) [singular]FIRE a fire burning with strong bright flames I lit the fire and soon had a cheerful blaze going.see thesaurus at fire2 light/colour [singular]CCLIGHT very bright light or colourablazeblaze of the blaze of light from the security lamps The garden is a blaze of colour at this time of year.3 blaze of publicity/glory4 EMOTIONAL[singular] a sudden show of very strong emotion A blaze of anger flashed across his face.5 what the blazes/who the blazes etc6 like blazes7 MARK[countable usually singular]DSHMARK a white mark, especially one down the front of a horse’s faceCOLLOCATIONSverbsfight a blazeNearly 80 firefighters fought the blaze for three hours on Sunday.tackle a blaze British English (=fight it)Fire crews were called out to tackle a blaze at a house near York.control a blazeIt took more than an hour to control the blaze at the hotel.bring a blaze under controlFor more than four hours they battled to bring the blaze under control.put out/extinguish a blazeStaff managed to put out the blaze before firemen arrived.a blaze breaks out (also a blaze starts)The blaze broke out on the third floor of the building.a blaze spreadsThe blaze quickly spread to a neighbouring house.NOUN + blazea house/factory/car etc blaze (=a burning house/factory/car etc)Three people were badly hurt in a house blaze.
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blazeIt looked like a blaze photographed with a filter that transformed everything into shades of the same colour.a cheerful blaze in the fireplaceHouse fire: Firefighters were called to a house blaze in Sedgefield in the early hours of Saturday morning.Six fire fighters were injured battling the blaze.Firefighters struggled to control the blaze.The rabbit stopped, caught in the blaze of the car's headlights.The church was completely destroyed in the blaze.Officials are still looking for whoever started the blaze.Just like Windsor, the blaze happened during restoration work.fight/tackle/control a blazePutting Labour in charge of reducing unemployment would be like sending a fire fighter to tackle a blaze with his hoses full of petrol.blaze ofIn the fall, the trees are a blaze of color.Six passengers were killed in a blaze of automatic gunfire.a blaze of sunshine