blow

blow
blow1 [blō]
vi.
blew, blown, blowing [ME blowen < OE blawan < IE * bhlē-: see BLAST]
1. to move with some force: said of the wind or a current of air
2. to send forth air with or as with the mouth
3. to pant; be breathless
4. to make or give sound by blowing or being blown
5. to exhale air and condensed moisture from the lungs in a spout through the blowhole: said of whales
6. to be carried by the wind or a current of air [the paper blew away]
7. to be stormy
8. to burst suddenly, as a tire, or melt, as a fuse: often with out
9. to lay eggs: said of flies
10. Informal to brag; boast
11. Slang to go away; leave
12. Jazz Slang to improvise
13. Slang to cease functioning, esp. by overuse: said of an engine, etc.
vt.
1. to cause air to come from (a bellows, blower, etc.)
2. to send out (breath, tobacco smoke, etc.) from the mouth
3. to force air onto, into, or through
4. to drive by blowing
5.
a) to sound (a wind instrument) by blowing
b) to make (a sound or signal) by blowing
6. to cool, warm, dry, or soothe by blowing on or toward
7. to shape or form (glass, soap bubbles, etc.) by blown air or gas
8. to clean or clear by blowing through [to blow one's nose]
9. to cause to burst or break by an explosion
10. to cause (a horse) to pant
11. to lay or deposit eggs in: said of flies
12. to melt (a fuse, etc.)
13. Informal to spend (money) freely or wastefully; squander
14. Informal to treat ( to something)
15. Informal to forget or fluff (one's lines) in a show
16. Slang to go away from; leave [he blew town ]
17. Slang to bungle and fail in [we had our chance and blew it]
18. pp.blowed Slang to damn: used in euphemistic oaths
19. Slang to inhale (cocaine, marijuana, etc.)
20. Slang to reveal or disclose, esp. so as to compromise [they blew our cover]
21. [Vulgar Slang] to perform fellatio on
22. Slang to cause (an engine, transmission, etc.) to cease functioning, esp. by overuse
n.
1. the act of blowing
2. a blast of air
3. Metallurgy
a) the blast of air forced through molten metal to remove impurities
b) the time or stage in metal refining in which the blast of air is forced through molten metal
c) the amount of metal that is refined during this time
4. a strong wind; gale
5. a boast
6. Slang COCAINE
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blow someone away Slang
1. to kill by shooting
2. to overcome with emotion, surprise, etc.
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blow hot and cold [orig. with reference to the scent in hunting]
to be favorable toward something and then opposed to it; vacillate
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☆ blow in
Slang to arrive
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☆ blow someone's mind
Slang to astound, amaze, confuse, etc.
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blow off
1. to let steam or hot water out from (a boiler)
2. Informal to give vent to one's feelings, as by loud or long talking
3. Slang to ignore, disregard, or reject
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blow out
1. to put out (a fire or flame) by blowing
2. to be put out in this way
3. to dispel (itself) after a time: said of a storm
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blow over
1. to move away, as rain clouds
2. to pass over or by; be forgotten
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☆ blow one's stack or blow one's top or blow one's lid
Slang to lose one's temper; fly into a rage
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blow up
1. to fill with or as with air or gas
2. to burst or explode
3. to arise and become more intense, as a storm
4. to enlarge (a photograph)
5. to exaggerate (an incident, rumor, etc.)
6. Informal to lose one's temper or poise
blow2 [blō]
n.
[ME blowe, akin to Ger bleuen, Goth bliggwan, to strike]
1. a hard hit or stroke with the fist, a weapon, etc.
2. a sudden attack or forcible effort
3. any sudden calamity or misfortune; shock
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at a blow or one blow
by one action
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come to blows
to begin fighting one another
blow3 [blō]
vi.
blew, blown, blowing [ME blowen < OE blowan; akin to Ger blühen: for IE base see BLOOM1]
Archaic to blossom
n.
Archaic
1. a mass of blossoms
2. the state of flowering

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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