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to blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew or (dialect) blowed, past participle blown or (dialect) blowed)
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To produce an air current
- Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! -- King Lear
- (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
- The leaves blow through the streets in the fall.
- (intransitive) To explode
- Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to blow!
- (intransitive) (slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck)
- This blows!
- (intransitive) (of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater it has taken in while feeding.
- There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and blow.
- There she blows! (That is, "I see a whale spouting!")
- (transitive) To propel by an air current.
- Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
- (transitive) To squander.
- I managed to blow $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
- (transitive) (vulgar) To fellate.
- Who did you have to blow to get those backstage passes?
- (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as, to blow bubbles, to blow glass
- (transitive) To play a musical instrument such as a horn or woodwind.
- "He was blowing saxophone for me." Ike Turner, interview by Terri Gross, "Fresh Air", NPR, 1996.
- (transitive) To leave
- Let's blow this joint.
produce an air current
be propelled by an air current
be very undesirable
(of a cetacean) exhale visibly through the spout the seawater
propel by an air current
create or shape by blowing
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- The act of striking or hitting.
- A fabricator is used to direct a sharp blow to the surface of the stone.
- During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a blow to the mid-section.
- An unfortunate occurrence.
- A further blow to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
- (uncountable) (slang) cocaine
- A strong wind.
- We're having a bit of a blow this afternoon.
- (informal) A chance to catch one’s breath.
- The players were able to get a bit of a blow during the last timeout.
act of striking or hitting
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