Definitions for BLOWbloʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blowbloʊ(n.)

  1. a sudden, hard stroke with a hand, fist, or weapon.

  2. a sudden shock, calamity, reversal, etc.

  3. a sudden attack or drastic action.

Idioms for blow:

  1. come to blows, to begin to fight, esp. physically.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of blow:

1425–75; late ME blaw, N form repr. later blowe

blowbloʊ(v.; n.)blew, blown or, for 24 , blowed, blow•ing

  1. (v.i.)(of the wind or air) to be in motion.

  2. to move along, carried by or as if by the wind.

  3. to produce or emit a current of air, as with the mouth or a bellows.

  4. (of a horn, trumpet, etc.) to give out sound.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. to make a blowing sound; whistle:

    The sirens blew at noon.

  6. (of horses) to breathe hard or quickly; pant.

  7. to boast; brag.

    Category: Informal

  8. (of a whale) to spout.

    Category: Zoology

  9. (of a fuse, light bulb, tire, etc.) to stop functioning or be destroyed, as by bursting, exploding, or melting (often fol. by out).

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  10. Slang.to leave; depart.

    Category: Status (usage)

  11. (v.t.)to drive by means of a current of air:

    A breeze blew dust into my eyes.

  12. to drive a current of air upon.

  13. to clear or empty by forcing air through:

    Try blowing your nose.

  14. to shape (glass, smoke, etc.) with a current of air.

  15. to cause to sound, as by a current of air:

    to blow a horn.

  16. to cause to explode:

    A mine blew the ship to bits.

  17. to cause or undergo the bursting, melting, burning, or disfunctioning of, as by strain or overload (often fol. by out):

    to blow a tire.

  18. to cause to fall or collapse by a current of air; topple or demolish (usu. fol. by down, over, etc.):

    A windstorm blew down the tent.

  19. to spread or make widely known:

    Growing panic blew the rumor about.

  20. Informal. to squander; spend quickly or extravagantly: to treat; bear the expense for:

    I blew $100 on dinner.

    I'll blow you to a movie.

    Category: Informal

  21. Informal. to mishandle, ruin, or botch; bungle: to waste or lose:

    You blew your last chance.

    The team blew the lead in the third quarter.

    Category: Informal

  22. to damn:

    Blow the cost! Well, I'll be blowed!

    Category: Status (usage)

  23. to put (a horse) out of breath by fatigue.

  24. Slang. to depart from:

    to blow town.

    Category: Status (usage)

  25. Vulgar Slang. to perform fellatio on.

    Category: Status (usage)

  26. blow away, to kill, esp. by gunfire. to defeat decisively; trounce. to overwhelm with emotion, astonishment, etc.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  27. blow in, to arrive at a place, esp. unexpectedly.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  28. blow off,to disregard, ignore, or reject:

    He blew off their meeting.

  29. blow out, to extinguish or become extinguished. to lose or cause to lose force or to cease: (of an oil or gas well) to lose oil or gas uncontrollably.

    The storm has blown itself out.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  30. blow over, to pass away; subside: to be forgotten:

    The storm blew over in minutes.

    The scandal will blow over eventually.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  31. blow up, to explode or cause to explode. to exaggerate; enlarge. to lose one's temper. to fill with air or gas; inflate: to distend or become distended; swell. to make an enlarged reproduction of (a photograph). to come into being:

    to blow up a balloon.

    A storm suddenly blew up.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal, Photography

  32. (n.)a blast of air or wind.

  33. a violent windstorm.

    Category: Informal

  34. an act of producing a blast of air, as in playing a wind instrument.

Idioms for blow:

  1. blow hot and cold, to favor and then reject something by turns; vacillate.

    Category: Idiom

  2. blow off steam, to reduce or release tension, as by loud talking.

    Category: Idiom

  3. blow one's cool, to lose one's composure.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  4. blow one's cover, to divulge one's secret identity, esp. inadvertently.

    Category: Idiom

  5. blow one's mind, to overwhelm one, as with excitement, pleasure, or dismay.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  6. blow one's stack or top, to become enraged; lose one's temper.

    Category: Idiom

  7. blow the lid off, to expose (scandal or illegal actions) to public view.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of blow:

bef. 1000; ME; OE blāwan; c. OHG blā(h)an, L flāre to blow

blowbloʊ(n.; v.)blew, blown, blow•ing.

  1. (n.)a display of blossoms.

    Category: Botany

  2. the state of blossoming:

    tulips in full blow.

  3. (v.i.)Archaic. to blossom; flower.

Origin of blow:

bef. 1000; ME; OE blōwan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blow(noun)

    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

    "a blow on the head"

  2. blow, bump(noun)

    an impact (as from a collision)

    "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

  3. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

  4. shock, blow(noun)

    an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

    "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

  5. gust, blast, blow(noun)

    a strong current of air

    "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

  6. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C(noun)

    street names for cocaine

  7. blow, puff(verb)

    forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

    "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

  8. blow(verb)

    exhale hard

    "blow on the soup to cool it down"

  9. blow(verb)

    be blowing or storming

    "The wind blew from the West"

  10. blow(verb)

    free of obstruction by blowing air through

    "blow one's nose"

  11. float, drift, be adrift, blow(verb)

    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"

  12. blow(verb)

    make a sound as if blown

    "The whistle blew"

  13. blow(verb)

    shape by blowing

    "Blow a glass vase"

  14. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, 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(verb)

    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"

  15. waste, blow, squander(verb)

    spend thoughtlessly; throw away

    "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

  16. blow(verb)

    spend lavishly or wastefully on

    "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

  17. blow(verb)

    sound by having air expelled through a tube

    "The trumpets blew"

  18. blow(verb)

    play or sound a wind instrument

    "She blew the horn"

  19. fellate, suck, blow, go down on(verb)

    provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

  20. blow(verb)

    cause air to go in, on, or through

    "Blow my hair dry"

  21. blow(verb)

    cause to move by means of an air current

    "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

  22. blow(verb)

    spout moist air from the blowhole

    "The whales blew"

  23. shove off, shove along, blow(verb)

    leave; informal or rude

    "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"

  24. blow(verb)

    lay eggs

    "certain insects are said to blow"

  25. blow(verb)

    cause to be revealed and jeopardized

    "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"

  26. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off

  27. blow(verb)

    allow to regain its breath

    "blow a horse"

  28. blow out, burn out, blow(verb)

    melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

    "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"

  29. blow(verb)

    burst suddenly

    "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blow(verb)ʊ

    (of wind) to move or cause to move

    The wind blew all night.; strong winds blowing garbage down the street

  2. blowʊ

    to force air out of the mouth to move or fill sth

    to blow into the tube; He blew the fly off his arm.

  3. blowʊ

    to make a sound by pushing air through an instrument

    to blow a whistle; She put the horn to her lips and blew.

  4. blowʊ

    to make a mistake and spoil an opportunity

    He blew his big chance.; I was so scared I'd blow it.

  5. blowʊ

    (of money) to spend without caution

    I'd just blown $300 on a bag.

  6. blowʊ

    (of electrical devices) to stop working due to an over-supply of electricity

    The fuse had blown.

  7. blowʊ

    to supply an electrical device with too much electricity so that it stops working

    Lightning hit and blew the electrical system.

  8. blowʊ

    to make sb feel amazed

    The concert blew my mind.

  9. blowʊ

    to clear your nose by blowing

  10. blowʊ

    to exaggerate the seriousness of a problem

    Calm down. You're blowing this way out of proportion.

  11. blowʊ

    to say you know sb has done sth wrong; = inform on

    He blew the whistle on his bosses' activities.

  12. blow(noun)ʊ

    a shock causing great sadness

    Her father's death came as a real blow to her.

  13. blowʊ

    a hard hit

    to suffer a blow to the head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blow(verb)

    to flower; to blossom; to bloom

  2. Blow(verb)

    to cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers)

  3. Blow(noun)

    a blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms

  4. Blow(noun)

    a forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword

  5. Blow(noun)

    a sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault

  6. Blow(noun)

    the infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet

  7. Blow(verb)

    to produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows

  8. Blow(verb)

    to send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows

  9. Blow(verb)

    to breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff

  10. Blow(verb)

    to sound on being blown into, as a trumpet

  11. Blow(verb)

    to spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale

  12. Blow(verb)

    to be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street

  13. Blow(verb)

    to talk loudly; to boast; to storm

  14. Blow(verb)

    to force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire

  15. Blow(verb)

    to drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore

  16. Blow(verb)

    to cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ

  17. Blow(verb)

    to clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose

  18. Blow(verb)

    to burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building

  19. Blow(verb)

    to spread by report; to publish; to disclose

  20. Blow(verb)

    to form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass

  21. Blow(verb)

    to inflate, as with pride; to puff up

  22. Blow(verb)

    to put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse

  23. Blow(verb)

    to deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.)

  24. Blow(noun)

    a blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port

  25. Blow(noun)

    the act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows

  26. Blow(noun)

    the spouting of a whale

  27. Blow(noun)

    a single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter

  28. Blow(noun)

    an egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it

Freebase

  1. Blow

    Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All for the screenplay. It is based on the real life stories of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder Rivas, and the Medellín Cartel. The film's title comes from a slang term for cocaine.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLOW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4555

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLOW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2596

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLOW' in Nouns Frequency: #1612

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLOW' in Verbs Frequency: #400


Translations for BLOW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

blow(noun)

a stroke or knock

a blow on the head.

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