blazes

/ˈbleɪzəz/ (say 'blayzuhz) Colloquial

plural noun
1. hell.
phrase
2. go to blazes, (an exclamation of dismissal, contempt, anger, etc.)
3. (in) the (blue) blazes, (an intensifier): *Well what the blazes do you want to come in here looking like that for –lennie lower, 1930.
4. like blazes, with great energy or at great speed.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • blazes — euphemism for Hell, 1818, plural of BLAZE (Cf. blaze) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blazes — 1. noun hell Where the blazes were you? 2. adverb hellishly, extremely It gets blazes hot here in the summer …   Wiktionary

  • blazes — n. go to blazes! ( damn you! ) * * * go to blazes! ( damn you! ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • blazes —    hell    The eternal fires burn sinners, without consuming the body or making it insensible to pain:     You can count on J. B. to blazes and beyond. (Fraser, 1977) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • blazes, go to —  1. Emph. refusal.  2. Go away. Go to hell.  3. to blazes with ... I have no interest in …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • blazes — Go to (blue) blazes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blazes — bleɪz n. flame; glowing light; ignition, flaring up v. flare up, ignite; glow, shine; be publicized …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blazes — informal used as a euphemism for ‘hell’. → blaze …   English new terms dictionary

  • blažės — blãžės sf. pl. Šts pėdės (puodui ar duonkubiliui pastatyti) …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • BLAZES — …   Useful english dictionary

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