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|Origin:||blaze 'mark showing a path to be followed, made by cutting a piece from a tree' (17-20 centuries); BLAZE17|
to burn very brightly and strongly [↪ blazing]:
The room was warm, with a fire blazing in the hearth.
to shine with a very bright light:
A huge truck was advancing towards us, its headlights blazing.
The sun blazed down as we walked along the valley.
if someone's eyes are blazing, their eyes are shining brightly because they are feeling a very strong emotion, usually anger
eyes[usually in progressive] literary
Linda leapt to her feet, her dark eyes blazing with anger.
if guns blaze, they fire bullets quickly and continuously:
gunalso blaze awayPMW
An enemy plane roared overhead, its guns blazing.
to develop or do something new and important, or to do something important that no one has done before:
an innovative young company that has blazed a trail for others to follow
if something is blazed across a newspaper etc, it is written in a way that everyone will notice:
News of their divorce was blazed across all the tabloids.