blaze a trail
Definition of blaze a trail
1 : to show a trail with marks on trees We followed a trail that others had blazed.
2 : to be the first one to do something and to show others how to do it The company blazed a trail with the first small computers. She blazed a trail for other women in politics.
Word by Word Definitions
: an intensely burning fire
: intense direct light often accompanied by heat
: an active burning
: to burn brightly
: to flare up : flame
: to be conspicuously brilliant or resplendent
: to make public or conspicuous
: a usually white stripe down the center of the face of an animal
: a white or gray streak in the hair of the head
: a trail marker
: to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground
: to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner
: to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground
: a track made by passage especially through a wilderness
: a marked or established path or route especially through a forest or mountainous region
: a trace or mark left by something that has passed or been drawn along : scent, track
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