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American English: /əˈbleɪz/
British English: /əˈbleɪz/


  • (predicative) to be ablaze
    estar en llamas
    to set something ablaze
    prenderle fuego a algo
    to be ablaze with somethingher eyes were ablaze with indignation
    tenía los ojos encendidos de indignación
    los ojos le brillaban de indignación
    he was ablaze with passion
    ardía de pasión
    the street was ablaze with light and color
    la calle resplandecía de luz y color
    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.

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