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ablaze

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Pronunciation: /əˈbleɪz
 
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Definition of ablaze in English:

adjective

[predicative]
1Burning fiercely: his clothes were ablaze [as complement]: farm buildings were set ablaze
More example sentences
  • Dozens of town and cities were affected with nearly 9,000 cars set ablaze and more than 3,000 people arrested.
  • Terrorists also set ablaze several residences.
  • The fire crew had been called to the woodland at 9.25 pm following reports of rubbish and debris being piled up and set ablaze.
Synonyms
1.1Very brightly coloured or lighted: New England is ablaze with colour in autumn
More example sentences
  • Churches were ablaze with colour, and gold highlights glittered in the light of many candles.
  • Festival lights are ablaze everywhere, and it's been raining nonstop for hours.
  • To our amazement a train suddenly appears, three lights ablaze.
1.2Filled with anger or another strong emotion: his eyes were ablaze with excitement
More example sentences
  • When I woke up, Facebook and Twitter were ablaze with patriotism.
  • Darcy looked up at him, his eyes ablaze with fury.
  • He turned to face me, his eyes ablaze.

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