blow in


blew in; blown in; blowing in; blows in

intransitive verb

: to arrive casually or unexpectedly

Examples of blow in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in many places, such as North America’s deep Pacific coast, the strongest and steadiest wind blows in the evening, which would perfectly complement solar energy’s daytime peaks. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Sep. 2023 Wind blows in single, loopy strokes, and evocative facial expressions are conjured with but a few lines. Kay Sohini, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The time to not go to Thailand is the rainy season, from May to October, when monsoons blow in from all directions. Rick Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Aug. 2023 Its garage doors were blown in, and the roof was blown off, because, out of nowhere, a tornado dropped down, throwing debris, metal, wood, anything in its path about 200 yards away into the nearby fields, the National Weather Service said. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 14 July 2023 Wires hung down unattached, loosely blowing in the light wind. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 Within seconds, the two were exchanging insults and trading blows in a brawl that ended with both of them somehow contracting Ebola and dying. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2023 Person detection on a security camera is helpful to reduce unwanted alerts by providing the option to be notified only if someone is outside your property, not just something like a cat walking past or a tree blowing in the wind. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 24 Aug. 2023 Wyandanch, like much of the northeastern U.S., has been impacted by heavy wildfire smoke blowing in from Canada. Nicholas Stfleur Reprints, STAT, 17 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blow in was in 1882

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“Blow in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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