blow away

verb

Definition of blow away

1 : to dissipate or remove as if with a current of air
  • their doubts were blown away
2 : to kill by gunfire : shoot dead
3 : to impress very strongly and usually favorably
4 : to defeat soundly
  • blew their rivals away in the first game

Examples of blow away in a Sentence

  1. the chess prodigy completely blew away the reigning world champion

First Known Use of blow away

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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