blaze away at (someone or something)

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blaze away

1. To destroy or clear away something in a great fire. A noun or pronoun can be used between "blaze" and "away." The wildfires have been blazing away huge swathes of forest across California. The police suspect that someone tried to blaze the evidence away with arson.
2. To be destroyed or cleared away in a great fire. The Amazon has been blazing away for days now, yet it seems like the world's leaders are doing very little about it. My entire career blazed away along with my company's office that day.
3. To fire one's firearms repeatedly, wildly, or at will. He was so trigger happy that he started blazing away the moment he saw a shadow move in the distance.
4. To smoke marijuana frequently, continuously, or at will. Well, it's no wonder you haven't made any progress on your project when you've been spending the whole day blazing away! A: "Do you mind if I smoke up here?" B: "No worries, dude—blaze away!"
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blaze away at (someone or something)

To shoot a gun at a target repeatedly. The officer blazed away at the fleeing criminal and finally struck him in the leg. William blazed away at the bull's eye and still didn't land a single shot!
See also: away, blaze
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blaze away (at someone or something)

[for gunfire] to fire continually at someone or something. The guns blazed away at the oncoming ducks. The cowboy blazed away at his opponent in the gunfight.
See also: away, blaze
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I was in the lead with my pistol raised, and when the sneeze started those scoundrels a-rustling to get out of the path, I sung out, 'Fire boys!' and blazed away at the place where the rustling was.
Opener Virender Sehwag had blazed away at the start for India with a knock of 47, while Yuvraj Singh, back from an injury lay-off, top scored with 74, but Chanaka Welegedara claimed five for 66 to peg India to a below-par total.
Virender Sehwag blazed away at the start of the home reply and Sachin Tendulkar contributed a measured 40.
During antlerless season I watched from my kitchen window as a dozen hunters, regardless of well-posted safety zone signs, blazed away at does bedded down in mountain laurel.
Mr Jenkins said he was forced to speed through a road block, jump red lights and defy one-way signs as the gunman blazed away at pursuing police.
In reply, Virender Sehwag (30) had blazed away at the start for the hosts and Sachin Tendulkar (40) held the top order together, but Doug Bollinger made timely breakthroughs as India were bowled out inside 47 overs.