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    blast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word blast

    Definition
    (noun) a very long fly ball Definition
    (noun) a sudden very loud noise
    Synonyms : bam , bang , clap , eruption
    Definition
    (noun) a strong current of air
    Synonyms : blow , gust
    Example Sentence
    • the tree was bent almost double by the gust
    Definition
    (noun) an explosion (as of dynamite) Definition
    (noun) a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
    Synonyms : good time
    Example Sentence
    • we had a good time at the party
    • celebrating after the game was a blast
    Definition
    (noun) intense adverse criticism
    Synonyms : attack , fire , flack , flak
    Example Sentence
    • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    • the government has come under attack
    • don't give me any flak
    Definition
    (verb) make a strident sound
    Synonyms : blare
    Example Sentence
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone
    Definition
    (verb) hit hard
    Synonyms : boom , nail , smash
    Example Sentence
    • He smashed a 3-run homer
    Definition
    (verb) use explosives on
    Synonyms : shell
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy has been shelling us all day
    Definition
    (verb) apply a draft or strong wind to to
    Example Sentence
    • the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us
    Definition
    (verb) create by using explosives
    Synonyms : shell
    Example Sentence
    • blast a passage through the mountain
    Definition
    (verb) make with or as if with an explosion
    Example Sentence
    • blast a tunnel through the Alps
    Definition
    (verb) fire a shot
    Synonyms : shoot
    Example Sentence
    • the gunman blasted away
    Definition
    (verb) criticize harshly or violently
    Synonyms : crucify , pillory , savage
    Example Sentence
    • The press savaged the new President
    • The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage
    Definition
    (verb) shatter as if by explosion
    Synonyms : knock down
    Definition
    (verb) shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
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