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trailblaze

[treyl-bleyz] /ˈtreɪlˌbleɪz/
verb (used with object), trailblazed, trailblazing.
1.
to blaze a trail through (a forest, wilderness, or the like) for others to follow.
2.
to be a pioneer in (a particular subject, technique, etc.).
verb (used without object), trailblazed, trailblazing.
3.
to work or serve as a trailblazer.
Origin
back formation from trailblazer
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Contemporary definitions for trailblaze
verb

to be pioneering or innovating in a field or subject; to pioneer a new technique

Examples

She trailblazed thesaurus-writing for women.

Usage Note

trailblazer n

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