blow over


blew over; blown over; blowing over; blows over

intransitive verb

: to pass away without effect

Examples of blow over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event seems like a total bust, with the racks of clothing blowing over in the wind, only one tray of sad looking wrap sandwiches, and everyone sweating through all of their layers. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 7 May 2024 But the main factor that will determine whether Washington and Beijing come to blows over Taiwan is not necessarily Xi’s strategy for unification but the idiosyncrasies of China’s political system. Tong Zhao, Foreign Affairs, 9 May 2023 At least two of the deaths were caused by falling trees, and another happened when a crane blew over in strong winds, officials said. TIME, 17 May 2024 In the United States alone, 2.8 terawatts of wind energy potential blows over ocean waters too deep for traditional turbines that affix to the ocean floor, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. David Sharp and Jennifer McDermott, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2024 The Giants have taken blow after blow over the past week and sustained another significant one early Sunday afternoon against the Reds. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 12 May 2024 Cincinnati closed portions of I-75, Columbia Parkway Interstate 75 was closed at Ohio 129 just east of Monroe as crews worked to pick up utility poles blown over by high winds, Duke Energy spokesperson Jeff Brooks said Tuesday night. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 3 Apr. 2024 Centerton in Benton County had a light pole blown down and a fence blown over, according to the weather service. Doug Thompson,, 3 Apr. 2024 The latest storm swirling around Kim has refused to blow over. Yoonjung Seo, CNN, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blow over was in 1609

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Cite this Entry

“Blow over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blow over

: to come to an end without a lasting effect
hoped the problem would blow over soon
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