- (predicative) to be ablazeto set something ablazeestar en llamasto be ablazeprenderle fuego a algo
withsomethingher eyes were ablaze with indignationhe was ablaze with passiontenía los ojos encendidos de indignaciónlos ojos le brillaban de indignaciónthe street was ablaze with light and colorardía de pasiónla calle resplandecía de luz y colorExample 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.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.