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blaze
British English: /bleɪz/
American English: /bleɪz/

Translation of blaze in French:

noun

  • 2 (sudden burst) (of flames) the garden is a blaze of colour
    le jardin est éclatant de couleurs
    there was a sudden blaze of colour in the sky
    le ciel a brusquement changé de couleur
    she left in a blaze of glory/in a blaze of publicity
    [figurative]
    elle est partie couronnée de gloire/sous les feux des médias

also: blazes plural noun

  • (hell) See examples: what the blazes are you up to?
    qu'est-ce que tu fabriques (informal)?
    how the blazes did he do it?
    comment diable a-t-il fait ça?
    to run like blazes
    courir comme un dératé/une dératée
    go to blazes!
    allez au diable!

transitive verb

  • 1 (mark) to blaze a trail
    [literal]
    baliser une voie
    [figurative]
    faire œuvre de pionnier
  • 2 (spread)to blaze something abroad
    [formal]
    crier quelque chose sur tous les toits

intransitive verb

  • 2
    also: blaze away
    (give out light)
    (lights)
  • 3 (shoot)
    (gun, cannon)
    the troops advanced, all guns blazing
    [literal]
    les troupes avançaient en tirant
    she went into the meeting all guns blazing
    [figurative]
    elle est entrée dans la réunion tout feu tout flamme

also: blazing present participle adjective

Phrasal verbs

blaze down

(sun) on sur

blaze up

(fat, fire)
s'embraser

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