1 a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
2 an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle" [syn: bump]
3 an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal, setback, black eye]
4 an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock]
7 forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff" [syn: puff]
1 exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2 be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3 free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
4 be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore" [syn: float, drift, be adrift]
5 make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6 shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7 make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
8 spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, squander] [ant: conserve]
9 spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
10 sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
11 play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
13 cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14 cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
15 spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16 leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along]
17 lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18 cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
20 allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21 melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out]
EtymologyFrom etyl ang blawan from from "to swell, blow up".
- /blɔʊ/, /bləʊ/
- Rhymes: -əʊ
- To produce an air
- Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! -- King Lear
- To be propelled by an air current.
- The leaves blow through the streets in the fall.
- To explode
- Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to blow!
- To be very undesirable (see also suck)
- This blows!
- (of a cetacean) To
exhale visibly through the spout the seawater it has taken in while
- There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see
a whale surface and blow.
- There she blows! (That is, "I see a whale spouting!")
- There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and blow.
- To propel by an air
- Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
- To squander.
- I managed to blow $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
- To fellate.
- Who did you have to blow to get those backstage passes?
- To create or shape by blowing; as, to blow bubbles, to blow glass
- To play a musical instrument such as a horn or woodwind.
- "He was blowing saxophone for me." Ike Turner, interview by Terri Gross, "Fresh Air", NPR, 1996.
- To leave
- Let's blow this joint.
produce an air current
- Chinese traditional/simplified: 吹, 吹 (chuī)
- Czech: vát, vanout, foukat
- Dutch: blazen
- Finnish: puhaltaa
- French: souffler
- German: blasen, pusten, wehen
- Hungarian: fúj
- Japanese: 吹く (ふく, fuku)
- Korean: 불다 (bulda)
- Português: assoprar
- Russian: дуть (dut') , дунуть (dúnut') ; сморкаться (smorkát's'a) , сморкнуться (smorknút's'a) blow the nose
- Scottish Gaelic: séid
- Slovene: pihati
- Spanish: soplar
- Vietnamese: thổi; phù, phù phù (to blow on food)
be propelled by an air current
- Chinese tradtional/simplified: 爆炸, 爆炸 (bào zhà)
- Dutch: springen, ontploffen
- Finnish: räjähtää
- French: exploser
- German: hochgehen, in die Luft gehen, explodieren
- Hebrew: להתפוצץ (le'hitpotzetz)
- Japanese: 爆発する (ばくはつする, bakuhatsu-suru)
- Korean: 터지다 (teojida)
- Português: explodir
- Russian: взрываться (vzryvát's'a) , взорваться (vzorvát's'a) , взлетать на воздух (vzletát' na vózduχ) , взлететь на воздух (vzlet'ét' na vózduχ)
- Vietnamese: nổ
be very undesirable
(of a cetacean) exhale visibly through the spout the seawater
propel by an air current
create or shape by blowing
- The act of striking
- A fabricator is used to direct a sharp blow to the surface of
- During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a blow to the mid-section.
- A fabricator is used to direct a sharp blow to the surface of the stone.
- An unfortunate
- A further blow to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
- A strong wind.
- We're having a bit of a blow this afternoon.
- A chance to catch one’s breath.
- The players were able to get a bit of a blow during the last timeout.
act of striking or hitting
- blow a gasket
- blow away
- blow hot and cold
- blow it
- blow job
- blow me
- blow off
- blow off steam
- blow one's horn
- blow one's top
- blow out
- blow over
- blow someone's brains out
- blow the whistle
- blow up
- blow up in one's face
- body blow
- low blow
- there she blows
Blow may refer to:
- Blow (Atreyu song), a song by California rock band Atreyu.
- Blow, song by Rick Ross
- The Blow, a Portland, Oregon music group
- Blow (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry album), Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's 1989 studio album
- Blow (Heather Nova album), Heather Nova's 1993 live album
- Blow (Foetus album), Foetus' 2001 remix album
- Kurtis Blow (album), by Kurtis Blow
- Blew (EP), by Nirvana
blow in German: Blow
blow in French: Blow
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