blow away

verb

Definition of blow away 

transitive verb

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

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Examples of blow away in a Sentence

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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The first known use of blow away was in the 14th century

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