Blast - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |blæst|  American pronunciation of the word blast
Brit.  |blɑːst|  British pronunciation of the word blast

noun

- a very long fly ball
- a sudden very loud noise (syn: bam, bang, clap, eruption)
- a strong current of air (syn: blow, gust)
- an explosion (as of dynamite)
- a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
- intense adverse criticism (syn: attack, fire, flack, flak)

verb

- make a strident sound(syn: blare)
- hit hard (syn: boom, nail, smash)
- use explosives on (syn: shell)
- apply a draft or strong wind to to
- create by using explosives(syn: shell)
- make with or as if with an explosion
- fire a shot(syn: shoot)

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Examples

She opened the door and felt a cold blast.

He was hit by a blast of water from the hose.

The driver gave a long blast on his horn.

the blast of the factory whistle

The bomb blast killed eight people.

Workers were blasting rock where the new highway will go.

The rock has been blasted away.

The explosion blasted a hole in the side of the ship.

The mayor was blasted by the local press.

The judge blasted the lawyers for delaying the trial.

Human rights groups have blasted the government for its treatment of political prisoners.

He blasted his rival with a pistol.

A gunship blasted enemy headquarters.

They blasted the enemy plane out of the sky.

It was a great party - we had a real blast.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blast
he/she/it: blasts
present participle: blasting
past tense: blasted
past participle: blasted
noun
singular: blast
plural: blasts
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