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Blow meaning

blow - 41 dictionary results

  1. 1. street names for cocaine
  2. 2. allow to regain its breath; " blow a horse"
  3. 3. cause to be revealed and jeopardized; " The story blew their cover"; " The double agent was blown by the other side"
  4. 4. lay eggs; " certain insects are said to blow"
  5. 5. spout moist air from the blowhole; " The whales blew"
  6. 6. cause to move by means of an air current; " The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
  7. 7. cause air to go in, on, or through; " Blow my hair dry"
  8. 8. play or sound a wind instrument; " She blew the horn"
  9. 9. make a sound as if blown; " The whistle blew"
  10. 10. sound by having air expelled through a tube; " The trumpets blew"
  11. 11. 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"
  12. 12. To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
  13. 13. To cause to blossom; to put forth ( blossoms or flowers).
  14. 14. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
  15. 15. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  16. 16. The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss ( esp. when sudden); a buffet.
  17. 17. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
  18. 18. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
  19. 19. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  20. 20. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
  21. 21. To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
  22. 22. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
  23. 23. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
  24. 24. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
  25. 25. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
  28. 28. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  29. 29. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
  30. 30. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  31. 31. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
  32. 32. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. The spouting of a whale.
  35. 35. A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
  36. 36. An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
  37. 37. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; - usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
  38. 38. A stroke; sudden shock or calamity.
  39. 39. To blossom.
  40. 40. To drive by wind; force wind into or against.
  41. 41. To produce a current of air; to pant.

blow - examples of usage

  1. I can stand a blow as well as any woman. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. I struck no blow. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. You got a bad blow. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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