blow away

verb

Definition of blow away

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dissipate or remove as if with a current of air their doubts were blown away

  3. 2 :  to kill by gunfire :  shoot dead

  4. 3 :  to impress very strongly and usually favorably

  5. 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

14th Century

First Known Use of blow away

14th century



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