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blow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word blow

Definition
(noun) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Example Sentence
  • a blow on the head

Definition
(noun) an impact (as from a collision)
Synonyms : bump
Example Sentence
  • the bump threw him off the bicycle

Definition
(noun) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
Synonyms : black eye , reversal , reverse , setback

Definition
(noun) an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
Synonyms : shock
Example Sentence
  • it came as a shock to learn that he was injured

Definition
(noun) a strong current of air
Synonyms : blast , gust
Example Sentence
  • the tree was bent almost double by the gust

Definition
(noun) street names for cocaine
Synonyms : c , coke , nose candy , snow

Definition
(noun) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
Synonyms : puff
Example Sentence
  • he gave his nose a loud blow
  • he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Definition
(verb) exhale hard
Example Sentence
  • blow on the soup to cool it down

Definition
(verb) be blowing or storming
Example Sentence
  • The wind blew from the West

Definition
(verb) free of obstruction by blowing air through
Example Sentence
  • blow one's nose

Definition
(verb) be in motion due to some air or water current
Synonyms : be adrift , drift , float
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make a sound as if blown
Example Sentence
  • The whistle blew

Definition
(verb) shape by blowing
Example Sentence
  • Blow a glass vase

Definition
(verb) make a mess of, destroy or ruin
Example Sentence
  • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
  • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Definition
(verb) spend thoughtlessly; throw away
Synonyms : squander , waste
Example Sentence
  • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
  • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Definition
(verb) spend lavishly or wastefully on
Example Sentence
  • He blew a lot of money on his new home theater

Definition
(verb) sound by having air expelled through a tube
Example Sentence
  • The trumpets blew

Definition
(verb) play or sound a wind instrument
Example Sentence
  • She blew the horn

Definition
(verb) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
Synonyms : fellate , go down on , suck

Definition
(verb) cause air to go in, on, or through
Example Sentence
  • Blow my hair dry

Definition
(verb) cause to move by means of an air current
Example Sentence
  • The wind blew the leaves around in the yard

Definition
(verb) spout moist air from the blowhole
Example Sentence
  • The whales blew

Definition
(verb) leave; informal or rude
Synonyms : shove along , shove off
Example Sentence
  • shove off!
  • The children shoved along
  • Blow now!

Definition
(verb) lay eggs
Example Sentence
  • certain insects are said to blow

Definition
(verb) cause to be revealed and jeopardized
Example Sentence
  • The story blew their cover
  • The double agent was blown by the other side

Definition
(verb) show off
Synonyms : bluster , boast , brag , gas , gasconade , shoot a line , swash , tout , vaunt

Definition
(verb) allow to regain its breath
Example Sentence
  • blow a horse

Definition
(verb) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
Synonyms : blow out , burn out
Example Sentence
  • The lightbulbs blew out
  • The fuse blew

Definition
(verb) burst suddenly
Example Sentence
  • The tire blew
  • We blew a tire

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