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blow 1

 (blō)
v. blew (blo͞o), blown (blōn), blow·ing, blows
v.intr.
1.
a. To be in a state of motion. Used of the air or of wind.
b. To move along or be carried by the wind: Her hat blew away.
c. To move with or have strong winds: The storm blew all night.
2.
a. To expel a current of air, as from the mouth or from a bellows.
b. To produce a sound by expelling a current of air, as in sounding a wind instrument or a whistle.
c. To breathe hard; pant.
d. To release air or gas suddenly; burst or explode: The tire blew when it hit the pothole.
e. To spout moist air from the blowhole. Used of a whale.
3.
a. To fail or break down, as from being operated under extreme or improper conditions: The furnace blew during the cold snap.
b. To melt or otherwise become disabled. Used of a fuse.
4.
a. Informal To move very fast in relation to something: The boy blew past the stands on his bike.
b. Slang To go away; depart: It's time to blow.
5. Informal To boast.
6. Vulgar Slang To be disgustingly disagreeable or offensive: This movie blows.
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause to move by means of a current of air: The wind blew the boat out to sea.
b. To drive a current of air on, in, or through: blew my hair dry after I shampooed it.
c. To clear out or make free of obstruction by forcing air through: blew his nose all through allergy season.
d. To shape or form (glass, for example) by forcing air or gas through at the end of a pipe.
2.
a. To expel (air) from the mouth.
b. To cause air or gas to be expelled suddenly from: We blew a tire when we drove over the rock.
3. Music
a. To cause (a wind instrument) to sound.
b. To sound: a bugle blowing taps.
4.
a. To cause to be out of breath.
b. To allow (a winded horse) to regain its breath.
5. To demolish by the force of an explosion: An artillery shell blew our headquarters apart.
6. To lay or deposit eggs in. Used of certain insects.
7.
a. To cause to fail or break down, as by operating at extreme or improper conditions: blew the engine on the last lap.
b. To cause (a fuse) to melt or become disabled.
8. Slang
a. To spend (money) freely and rashly. See Synonyms at waste.
b. To spend money freely on; treat: blew me to a sumptuous dinner.
9.
a. Slang To spoil or lose through ineptitude: blew the audition; blew a three-goal lead. See Synonyms at botch.
b. To cause (a covert intelligence operation or operative) to be revealed and thereby jeopardized: a story in the press that blew their cover; an agent who was blown by the opposition.
10.
a. Slang To depart (a place) in a great hurry: Let's blow this city no later than noon.
b. Baseball To throw (a pitch) so fast that a batter cannot swing fast enough to hit it: blew a fastball by the batter for the strikeout.
11. Vulgar Slang To perform fellatio on.
n.
1. The act or an instance of blowing.
2.
a. A blast of air or wind.
b. A storm.
3. Informal An act of bragging.
4. Slang Cocaine.
Phrasal Verbs:
blow away Slang
1. To kill by shooting, especially with a firearm.
2. To defeat decisively.
3. To affect intensely; overwhelm: That concert blew me away.
blow in Slang
To arrive, especially when unexpected.
blow off
1. To relieve or release (pressure); let off.
2. Slang To choose not to attend or accompany: They wanted us to come along, but we blew them off.
blow out
1. To extinguish or be extinguished by a gust of air: blow out a candle.
2. To fail, as an electrical apparatus.
3. To erupt in an uncontrolled manner. Used of a gas or oil well.
4. To defeat decisively, as in a sport.
blow over
To subside, wane, or pass over with little lasting effect: The storm blew over quickly. The scandal will soon blow over.
blow up
1. To come into being: A storm blew up.
2. To fill with air; inflate: blow up a tire.
3. To enlarge (a photographic image or print).
4. To explode: bombs blowing up.
5. To lose one's temper.
Idioms:
blow a fuse/gasket Slang
To explode with anger.
blow hot and cold
To change one's opinion often on a matter; vacillate.
blow off steam
To give vent to pent-up emotion.
blow (one's) cool Slang
To lose one's composure.
blow (one's) mind Slang
To affect with intense emotion, such as amazement, excitement, or shock.
blow (one's) top/stack Informal
To lose one's temper.
blow/break open
To get a sudden, insurmountable lead in (an athletic contest).
blow out of proportion
To make more of than is reasonable; exaggerate.
blow smoke
1. To speak deceptively.
2. To brag or exaggerate.

[Middle English blowen, from Old English blāwan; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

blow 2

 (blō)
n.
1. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
2. An unexpected shock or calamity.
3. An unexpected attack; an assault.

[Middle English blaw.]

blow 3

 (blō)
intr. & tr.v. blew (blo͞o), blown (blōn), blow·ing, blows
To bloom or cause to bloom.
n.
1. A mass of blossoms: peach blow.
2. The state of blossoming: tulips in full blow.

[From Middle English blowen, to bloom, from Old English blōwan; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blow off

vb (adverb)
1. (Mechanical Engineering) to permit (a gas under pressure, esp steam) to be released
2. (intr) slang Brit to emit wind noisily from the anus
3. (tr) informal to reject or jilt (someone)
4. blow off steam See steam6
n
5. (General Engineering) a discharge of a surplus fluid, such as steam, under pressure
6. (General Engineering) a device through which such a discharge is made
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blow off - come off due to an explosion or other strong force
come away, come off, detach - come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

blow 1

verb
1. To be in a state of motion, as air:
2. To breathe hard:
3. To come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure.Also used with out:
Slang: bust.
4. To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise.Also used with up:
5. Informal. To talk with excessive pride:
6. Slang. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: split, take off.
7. Slang. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
8. Slang. To pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another):
Informal: set up, stand.
Idiom: stand treat.
9. Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
phrasal verb
blow in
Slang. To come to a particular place:
phrasal verb
blow up
To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
noun
1. A natural movement or current of air:
Archaic: gale.
2. Informal. An act of boasting:
Translations

w>blow off

viwegfliegen
vt sepwegblasen; (+prep obj) → blasen von; (breeze also)wegwehen; (+prep obj) → wehen von; to blow one’s/somebody’s head off (= kill)sich/jdm eine Kugel durch den Kopf jagen (inf)
vt insep (fig) steamablassen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Now, tell me--didn't you make that hat blow off on purpose?
Only now did Pierre realize the full strength of life in man and the saving power he has of transferring his attention from one thing to another, which is like the safety valve of a boiler that allows superfluous steam to blow off when the pressure exceeds a certain limit.
Man Alan," said I, "ye are neither very wise nor very Christian to blow off so many words of anger.
When it is done, remove it; blow off all the ashes but one layer; butter that one and eat.
I must blow off the steam, or I shall explode in my pink jacket on the spot
and if natur can't blow off one way, it will another.