blaze /bleɪz/  verb      [no object]

  • 1. to burn very brightly and intensely

    • A fire blazed in the stove.

    2 a . to shine very brightly

    • The sun blazed down on us.

    2 b . to be extremely bright or colorful like fire

    • The field was blazing [=ablaze] with flowers.

    2 c. of the eyes : to show anger

    • His eyes blazed with anger/fury.

    3 . to shoot very quickly and constantly

    • The assassins rushed into the crowd, with their guns blazing.

    — often + away

    • The shooter was still blazing away with an automatic rifle.

    4 .to move very quickly

    • A comet blazed across the sky.
    • He blazed past the other runners.
    • The team blazed through the tournament. [=they easily defeated every opponent]