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blow the whistle

Definition of blow the whistle

  1. :  to tell police, reporters, etc., about something (such as a crime) that has been kept secret —usually + on <He blew the whistle on the company's illegal hiring practices.>



Word by Word Definitions

blowplay
  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

whistleplay
  1. :  a small wind instrument in which sound is produced by the forcible passage of breath through a slit in a short tube

    :  a device through which air or steam is forced into a cavity or against a thin edge to produce a loud sound

    :  a shrill clear sound produced by forcing breath out or air in through the puckered lips

  1. :  to utter a shrill clear sound by blowing or drawing air through the puckered lips

    :  to utter a shrill note or call resembling a whistle

    :  to make a shrill clear sound especially by rapid movement


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