: to move with speed or force
: to move or run quickly
The linebacker blew past the tackle.
: to send forth a current of air or other gas
: to make a sound by or as if by blowing
of a wind instrument
: sound entry 2
waiting for the whistle to blow
blowing about his accomplishments
: to talk in an empty or boastful way
… if it wasn't true, and he was just blowing, it wouldn't be so hard to take.—James Jones
of a cetacean
: to eject moisture-laden air from the lungs through the blowhole
heard a whale blow nearby
: to move or be carried by or as if by wind
just blew into town for the weekend
: erupt, explode
The bridge was about to blow. The windows blew out in the explosion.
: to become damaged or destroyed as a result of an electrical overload
A Western Massachusetts Electric Company power substation blew yesterday afternoon, cutting power for 90 minutes to more than 9,100 customers …—Patrick Johnson
of a tire
: to release the contained air through a spontaneous rupture
—usually used with out
blew out a tire
US slang, sometimes vulgar
: to be extremely bad in quality or execution : suck, stink
So how come this oddball dramedy … never received a U.S. theatrical release … !? Oh, yeah, it blows.—Bruce Fretts
: to set (gas or vapor) in motion
The fan blew hot air on us.
: to act on with a current of gas or vapor
The breeze blew my hair dry.
: to play or sound on (a wind instrument)
: to play (something) on a wind instrument
: to spread by report
… through the court his courtesy was blown …—John Dryden
: to drive with a current of gas or vapor
The storm blew the boat off course.
: to clear of contents by forcible passage of a current of air
: to project (a gesture or sound made with the mouth) by blowing
: to distend with or as if with gas
: to produce or shape by the action of blown or injected air
: to deposit eggs or larvae on or in
: to shatter, burst, or destroy by explosion
: to put out of breath with exertion
Take care not to blow the horses.
: to let (an animal, such as a horse) pause to catch the breath
paused to blow the horses
: to expend (something, such as money) extravagantly
blew her allowance on a pair of jeans
: to treat with unusual expenditure
I'll blow you to a steak.
: to cause (a fuse) to blow
: to rupture by too much pressure
: to fail to keep or hold
: to lose or miss (an opportunity) because of mistakes or poor judgment
blow a chance to make a good impression
: to propel with great force or speed
blew a fastball by the batter
: to drive or speed through or past (a traffic signal or stop sign) without stopping
He blew several red lights and stop signs before smashing into a pole and a fence, cops said.—Jessica Simeone et al.
: an instance of air moving with speed or force : a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent
: an act or instance of blowing (see blow entry 1)
gave his nose a good blow
: the time during which air is forced through molten metal to refine it
: the quantity of metal refined during that time
: a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument
a mighty blow with his club
: a hostile act or state : combat
: a forcible or sudden act or effort : assault
… such a language … would solve many of his … difficulties at a single blow.—Edward Sapir
: an unfortunate or calamitous happening
failure to land the job came as a blow
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