- 1 1.1 countable(in grate)(flames)we soon had a lovely blaze goingllamaradas (feminine plural)1.2 countable (dangerous fire)pronto tuvimos encendido un buen fuegoExample sentences1.3 uncountable (burning heat) [literary]
- Police suspect arsonists lit about half the blazes and six people have been arrested.
- Authorities are anxious to douse this blaze and begin dealing with its aftermath.
- There's already six aircraft that have been battling this blaze for the last few hours.
- 2 (dazzling display) (no plural) the garden was a blaze of colorthe ballroom was a blaze of lightel jardín era un derroche de colorin a blaze of gloryel salón de baile estaba resplandecientecubierto de gloriaExample sentences
- It is breathtaking, and brings the city into a blaze of colour on a cold winter's night.
- As my eyes adjusted, to the new world around me, everything was a glare then a blaze of ambers.
- The lonely front door comes alive in a red and yellow blaze, the reflection of a gas station sign.
- 3also: blazes plural(hell) [colloquial] [euphemistic]he can go to blazes!how/what/when the o in (blue) blazes … ?¡que se vaya al demonio or al diablo! [colloquial]like blazes¿cómo/qué/cuándo demonios or diablos … ? [colloquial](very fast)como un bólido [colloquial](contradicting)we were going like blazes down the streetI got home at ten — like blazes you did!íbamos como un bólido por la calle [colloquial]llegué a casa a las diez — ya, a otro perro con ese hueso [colloquial]Example sentences
- How in blue blazes am I to know where this program gets its data from?
- The only problem is, how in blue blazes do I wait so long for the movie to be showing somewhere near me?
- How in blue blazes were you supposed to know you'd end up on the wrong side of a Mafia don?
- 1.1(fire)the sun blazed down on us1.2el sol nos abrasaba(eyes)she blazed with anger1.3ardía de indignación(gun)escupir balasExample sentences
- Then, in another few seconds, he was joined by the two agents that had come with the Lieutenant Governor, and they blazed away with their riot guns in the same direction.
- Occasionally, on the outskirts of the isolated impact area, you could hear tanks firing machine guns and blazing their cannons.
- A tank, guns blazing, fills the downtown of Jenin with a diesel smokescreen to enforce a curfew order.
- A fire blazing brightly in the fireplace meant warmth and comfort but at a deeper level also meant survival and the perpetuation of life itself.
- Fire still blazed fiercely in front of the small family, preventing any form of escape.
- Also notable are the fire barrels that blaze brightly during the nocturnal hours.
- Outside, the sun blazed down from a shimmering sky, as it had for most of the day.
- Suddenly, a light blazes forth from the center of the symbol on the table, shaped like an eye.
- The city of Tokyo was blazing with high flashing lights of red, blue, white, and yellow.
- 1 (Zoology)Example sentences
- Blenheims are chestnut and white, with chestnut ears and a white blaze between the eyes and ears.
- Many beagles have a white blaze on the face, but a solid tan face is common, too.
- The white blaze had always been there, from the tip of her nose between her ears and down her back.
- 2 (marker)Example sentences
- The main difference is that the inscriptions on blazes in pine trees in Scandinavia have a longer duration than the inscriptions on the bark of deciduous trees by the Basque herders.
- He marked it with his blaze and registered it in his database.
- White, rectangular paint blazes mark the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.
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