blow off


blew off; blown off; blowing off; blows off

transitive verb

: to refuse to take notice of, honor, or deal with : ignore
decided to blow off two billion viewersHarry Homburg
: to end a relationship with
: to outperform in a contest
: to fail to attend or show up for
blew off an official dinner

Examples of blow off in a Sentence

before she embarks on another relationship, she should try to figure out why all those other men have blown her off blew off the committee meeting, thinking that it would just be a colossal waste of time
Recent Examples on the Web Then, during the first weekend of 2024, part of an Alaska Airlines 737 Max blew off the side of the plane just after take-off, and Boeing has been in crisis mode ever since. David Goldman, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 In gruesome footage posted by his captors, Goldberg-Polin is shown packed into the back of a truck, his arm blown off by a grenade. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 The company was plunged into crisis in January when a door plug panel blew off a 737 Max jet in midair, renewing troubling questions about quality and safety at the company. Joel Rose, NPR, 9 Apr. 2024 Survivors and footage from the Hamas GoPro camera that was shared with the family revealed that Hersh had half of his left arm blown off before he was loaded into a truck and taken to Gaza. Shira Pinson, NBC News, 5 Apr. 2024 Much like the main character moving to the country to escape the stressors of modern life, Stardew Valley reviews paint the picture of a userbase finding a reliable safety valve to blow off steam in its work-like gameplay loops. Ian Walker |, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2024 Since a door blew off from a Boeing plane in early January (and was later discovered to be missing four bolts), the company has faced high-profile failure after failure. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024 Then on top of it, the number of men that literally got their heads blown off. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 21 Mar. 2024 One audit dealt with the component that blew off the Alaska Airlines jet, known as a door plug. Mark Walker, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of blow off was in 1631

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“Blow off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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