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]