blow off

verb
1 a : to refuse to take notice of, honor, or deal with : ignore
  • decided to blow off two billion viewers
  • —Harry Homburg
b : to end a relationship with
2 : to outperform in a contest
3 : to fail to attend or show up for
  • blew off an official dinner

Examples of blow off in a Sentence

  1. before she embarks on another relationship, she should try to figure out why all those other men have blown her off

  2. blew off the committee meeting, thinking that it would just be a colossal waste of time

First Known Use of blow off

1631

in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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blow off Synonyms

Synonyms

cut, miss, skip;

Antonyms

attend, show up (for);

Related Words

ignore, neglect, pass over;

Phrases

absent oneself, play hooky;



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