blowout

noun blow·out \ ˈblō-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of blowout

1 : a festive social affair
2 : a bursting of a container (such as a tire) by pressure of the contents on a weak spot
3 : an uncontrolled eruption of an oil or gas well
4 : an easy or one-sided victory
5 : a valley or depression created by the wind in areas of shifting sand or of light cultivated soil
6 : a hair style in which the hair is blow-dried while being styled with a round brush
  • As discovered by one Twitter user, however, [Meghan] Markle isn't just the queen of a beautiful blowout. She has rocked natural curls in the past, which has the internet praising "curls in the royal palace."
  • —Summer Arlexis

Examples of blowout in a Sentence

  1. The car crashed after one of its tires had a blowout.

  2. We had a big blowout to celebrate his promotion.

  3. The game was expected to be close but it turned out to be a blowout.

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First Known Use of blowout

1822

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blow out

verb

Definition of blow out

1 : to extinguish by a gust
2 : to dissipate (itself) by blowing used of storms
3 : to defeat easily
4 : to damage severely
  • she blew out her knee in the race
1 : to become extinguished by a gust
2 : to erupt out of control used of an oil or gas well

Examples of blow out in a Sentence

  1. blew out a smoke ring and began to tell us a good yarn

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First Known Use of blow out

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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BLOWOUT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blowout for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden loss of air caused by a hole or cut in a tire

  • : a large and informal social gathering : a big party

  • : an easy victory : a game or contest in which the winner defeats the loser by a large amount



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