blow·​out | \ ˈblō-ˌau̇t How to pronounce blowout (audio) \

Definition of blowout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

blow out

blew out; blown out; blowing out; blows out

Definition of blow out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

1 : to become extinguished by a gust
2 : to erupt out of control used of an oil or gas well

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Synonyms for blowout

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of blowout in a Sentence

Noun The car crashed after one of its tires had a blowout. We had a big blowout to celebrate his promotion. The game was expected to be close but it turned out to be a blowout. Verb blew out a smoke ring and began to tell us a good yarn
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Raiders are the definition of socialist NFL mediocrity: 5-4, two close wins in a row at home over the blah Lions and Chargers, blowout losses to KC, Green Bay and the Vikings. Eh defense: 31st v. pass, 10th v. run. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Why it makes zero sense for the Bengals to sign Colin Kaepernick," 14 Nov. 2019 When any of the three are sidelined — like Williams was in a blowout loss to the Browns or Pierce was for most of Sunday’ win over the Bengals, in which the Ravens allowed the most rushing yards since Week 4 — the cracks start to show. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Could the Ravens beat the Patriots in a postseason rematch? Those and other burning questions, answered.," 14 Nov. 2019 Since a blowout loss to Ohio State in September, Scott Frost has been playing defense. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten power rankings: How far behind Michigan football is Michigan State?," 11 Nov. 2019 The Tide’s four frantic touchdowns at the end of Saturday’s game to avoid a blowout loss might help, as would a convincing win over Auburn later this month. Mike Rodak |, al, "What they’re saying nationally about Alabama’s loss, playoff hopes," 10 Nov. 2019 Chicago is 2-1 at home ATS, but is 6.2 points off the projections due to an early 108-84 blowout home loss to Toronto Oct. 26. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Rockets-Bulls odds: Houston modest road favorite," 9 Nov. 2019 His mastery for tricky shots was the driving force in Golden State making significant strides from Wednesday’s blowout loss to the Rockets. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors waste 52-point night from D’Angelo Russell in loss to Timberwolves," 8 Nov. 2019 After a blowout loss to Springfield Central in its opener, Everett has rallied for seven straight wins, including a 47-6 thrashing of Acton-Boxborough in the D1 North quarterfinals., "“We joked about it a couple times,” Mazzie said about sharing the connection with Donatio.," 8 Nov. 2019 The eyeball test, the Huskies passed — appearing to play harder and more cohesively throughout the season, generally avoiding blowout losses except where injuries left them impossibly thin. Dom Amore,, "What went right, what went wrong for the UConn men’s basketball team in 2018-19," 4 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Avon Lake’s defense registered 11 tackles for loss and allowed just one touchdown as the Shoremen blew out Maple Heights, 38-6, in the Division II, Region 6 regional quarterfinal at Memorial Stadium. cleveland, "Avon Lake dominates from start to finish in 38-6 romp over Maple Heights in Div. II, Region 6 quarterfinal," 9 Nov. 2019 Trojans lose their grip early, get blown out by Oregon. oregonlive, "Before we can talk about Oregon making the CFP the Ducks have to beat ... Oregon State: Issues & Answers," 3 Nov. 2019 Some of the same customers return to the store at 2440 N. State Road 7 on Thursday morning, when the owners blow out any leftover items for 25 cents each. Ron Hurtibise,, "Treasure hunts become weekly bargains at new liquidation store," 31 Oct. 2019 Then, remember when Vern (Donovan W. Carter) blew out his knee playing paintball? Derek Lawrence,, "We interviewed Elizabeth Warren about Ballers, and only Ballers," 11 Oct. 2019 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep exacted its revenge against Laguna Beach in a major way, blowing out the Breakers 52-14 on Friday night in a nonleague game at Kare Park in Irwindale. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Laguna Beach football loses to Rio Hondo Prep, suffers second straight setback," 11 Oct. 2019 But even if he and the Giants get blown out, the future looks bright in New York., "In three starts, Jones is averaging just 190 passing yards per game, with four touchdowns against three interceptions. He has taken nine sacks, and his passer rating is 85.4, which ranks 25th in the NFL. The Giants offense ranks 24th in points (19.4 per game).," 9 Oct. 2019 If Clemson blows out Florida State on Saturday, Taggart better watch his back. Los Angeles Times, "Ranking the college football coaching class of 2018: the good, the bad and the ugly," 7 Oct. 2019 This Douglas Fir has 650 clear LEDs that will remain lit even if one bulb blows out. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Artificial Christmas Trees to Brighten the Holidays," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of blowout


1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of blowout

: a sudden loss of air caused by a hole or cut in a tire
informal : a large and informal social gathering : a big party
US, informal : an easy victory : a game or contest in which the winner defeats the loser by a large amount

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