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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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