blow out

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blow out

verb

Definition of BLOW OUT

transitive verb
1
:  to extinguish by a gust
2
:  to dissipate (itself) by blowing —used of storms
3
:  to defeat easily
4
:  to damage severely <she blew out her knee in the race>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become extinguished by a gust
2
:  to erupt out of control —used of an oil or gas well

Examples of BLOW OUT

  1. <blew out a smoke ring and began to tell us a good yarn>

First Known Use of BLOW OUT

14th century

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