Blow - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an impact (as from a collision) (syn: bump)
- an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating (syn: reversal, reverse, setback)
- an unpleasant or disappointing surprise (syn: shock)
- a strong current of air (syn: blast, gust)
- street names for cocaine (syn: coke, snow)
- forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth (syn: puff)
- be blowing or storming
- free of obstruction by blowing air through
- be in motion due to some air or water current (syn: drift, float)
- make a sound as if blown
- be inadequate or objectionable (syn: suck)
- make a mess of, destroy or ruin (syn: ball up, bodge, bollocks, botch, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muff, screw up, spoil)
- spend thoughtlessly; throw away (syn: squander, waste)
- spend lavishly or wastefully on
- sound by having air expelled through a tube
- play or sound a wind instrument
- provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation (syn: suck)
- cause air to go in, on, or through
- cause to move by means of an air current
- spout moist air from the blowhole
- leave; informal or rude (syn: shove off)
- lay eggs
- cause to be revealed and jeopardized
- show off (syn: bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, swash, tout, vaunt)
- allow to regain its breath
- melt, break, or become otherwise unusable (syn: blow out, burn out)
- burst suddenly
A cold breeze was blowing hard.
Outside, the weather was blowing a gale.
The violent wind was blowing broken glass about in the city streets.
The wind was so strong that people were nearly blown away.
The storm blew the ship off its course.
I opened the door and a pile of leaves blew in.
He blew a whiff from his pipe.
He blew heavily through his nostrils.
The child blew the paper bag out and then burst it.
The winter was cold and he blew on his fingers.
We shall have to blow the pipe out, it seems to be blocked.
The explosion blew the door open.
The bomb blew the windows out.
The soldiers blew up the enemy bridge.
A chemical factory blew up in the North of England.
blow out — melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
blow over — disappear gradually
blow up — cause to burst with a violent release of energy
present participle: blowing
past tense: blew
past participle: blown