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a. A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire.
b. The hole made by such a rupture.
2. A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
3. Informal
a. A large party or other social affair: "Lunch was a billion-calorie blowout beside the pool" (Vanity Fair).
b. A lopsided victory or thorough defeat.
c. A sale in which the discounts are unusually large.
4. A treatment, as at a beauty salon, in which the hair is washed, blown dry, and styled without being cut.
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1. a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
2. a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or liquid, esp. an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
4. a lavish party or entertainment.
5. Also called blow′out sale′. a quick sale of retail merchandise at very low prices.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowout - an easy victoryblowout - an easy victory      
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
2.blowout - a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus; "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights"
malfunction - a failure to function normally
3.blowout - a gay festivityblowout - a gay festivity      
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
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1. A violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves:
2. Slang. A big, exuberant party:
Slang: bash, blast.
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انْطِلاقُ البُخار أو الغاز
prasknutíprudký únik
snöggt loft- eîa vökvaútstreymisprunginn hjólbarîi


[ˈbləʊˌaʊt] n (fam) (big meal) → abbuffata; (of tyre) → scoppio; (of fuse) → corto circuito
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(bləu) past tense blew (blu) : past participle blown verb
1. (of a current of air) to be moving. The wind blew more strongly.
2. (of eg wind) to cause (something) to move in a given way. The explosion blew off the lid.
3. to be moved by the wind etc. The door must have blown shut.
4. to drive air (upon or into). Please blow into this tube!
5. to make a sound by means of (a musical instrument etc). He blew the horn loudly.
ˈblowhole noun
a breathing-hole (through the ice for seals etc) or a nostril (especially on the head of a whale etc).
ˈblow-lamp, ˈblow-torch noun
a lamp for aiming a very hot flame at a particular spot. The painter burned off the old paint with a blow-lamp.
ˈblowout noun
1. the bursting of a car tyre. That's the second blowout I've had with this car.
2. (on eg an oil rig) a violent escape of gas etc.
ˈblowpipe noun
a tube from which a dart (often poisonous) is blown.
blow one's top
to become very angry. She blew her top when he arrived home late.
blow out
to extinguish or put out (a flame etc) by blowing. The wind blew out the candle; The child blew out the match.
blow over
to pass and become forgotten. The trouble will soon blow over.
blow up
1. to break into pieces, or be broken into pieces, by an explosion. The bridge blew up / was blown up.
2. to fill with air or a gas. He blew up the balloon.
3. to lose one's temper. If he says that again I'll blow up.
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I can borrow a dime from the barber, an' I got enough junk to hock for a blowout."
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