blaze\ a\ trail


blaze\ a\ trail
v. phr.
1. To cut marks in trees in order to guide other people along a path or trail, especially through a wilderness.

Daniel Boone blazed a trail for other hunters to follow in Kentucky.

2. To lead the way; make a discovery; start something new.

Henry Ford blazed a trail in manufacturing automobiles.

The building of rockets blazed a trail to outer space.

See: trail-blazer

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • blaze a trail — phrase to be the first to do something new and important a great pioneer who blazed a trail for others to follow Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym Main entry: blaze * * * blaze a trail 1 : to show a trail with marks on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blaze a trail — {v. phr.} 1. To cut marks in trees in order to guide other people along a path or trail, especially through a wilderness. * /Daniel Boone blazed a trail for other hunters to follow in Kentucky./ 2. To lead the way; make a discovery; start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blaze a trail — {v. phr.} 1. To cut marks in trees in order to guide other people along a path or trail, especially through a wilderness. * /Daniel Boone blazed a trail for other hunters to follow in Kentucky./ 2. To lead the way; make a discovery; start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blaze a trail — ► blaze a trail 1) mark out a path or route. 2) be the first to do something; pioneer. Main Entry: ↑blaze …   English terms dictionary

  • blaze a trail — verb a) To show the way or proceed rapidly. We dont want to blaze a trail when we can imitate something that has already been done. b) To set precedent or do something novel; to break new ground …   Wiktionary

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  • blaze the trail — blaze a/the trail ► to be the first to do something new: »Netscape and Hotmail were both swallowed up after blazing the trail for larger, less agile competitors. »I m not blazing a trail for women, I m doing this for myself. Main Entry: ↑trail …   Financial and business terms

  • blaze a trail — mark out a path or route. → blaze …   English new terms dictionary

  • blaze a trail — to do something different. The hospital has blazed a trail in children s care by giving them many things to do and allowing visitors at any hour …   New idioms dictionary

  • blaze a trail — to be the first to do something new and important a great pioneer who blazed a trail for others to follow …   English dictionary