\ ˈblōn How to pronounce blown (audio) \

Definition of blown

1a : swollen
b : affected with bloat
2 : being out of breath

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Examples of blown in a Sentence

if the tin can is blown, throw it away—the food inside is spoiled
Recent Examples on the Web If history provides any clues, military skirmishes and even full-blown wars are better times to hold stocks and stock mutual funds, not sell them. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "How should you respond financially when turmoil makes headlines — by selling or yawning?," 8 Jan. 2020 In other words, this is now a full-blown mini-drama. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lydia Ko arrives at Lake Merced looking for elusive win," 25 Apr. 2018 But beyond full-blown internet shutdowns, the cost of access restrictions also show up in other ways. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Internet and social media shutdowns cost African economies over $2 billion in 2019," 16 Jan. 2020 What became a full-blown controversy actually started in late December when Trump was announced as a keynote speaker at CES. Sarah Midkiff,, "Ivanka Trump’s Latest Speech At A Tech Conference Sparks Backlash," 9 Jan. 2020 Still, the idea of Spielberg, Hollywood’s undisputed master of camera blocking, making a full-blown musical will be hard for many to resist. David Sims, The Atlantic, "25 Movies to Look Forward to in 2020," 7 Jan. 2020 Making a trade like this would finally put the Suns on the NBA map of teams to watch, and would inject a full syringe of enthusiasm into a Phoenix Suns fan base that has been teetering on edge of full-blown apathy for some time now. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Karl-Anthony Towns trade speculation: What would Suns have to give Timberwolves in a deal?," 6 Jan. 2020 That said, Asus is tuning the Ryzen 7 4800H to 35 watts and using the nomenclature of Ryzen 4800HS, rather than the full-blown chip. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 laptop CPUs aim to steal Intel's performance crown," 6 Jan. 2020 Some players will also take issue with the sidekicks, which are presented as round plastic discs instead of full-blown miniatures. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Unmatched: Battle of Legends," 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of blown

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

History and Etymology for blown

Middle English blowen, from past participle of blowen to blow

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The first known use of blown was in the 14th century

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10 Feb 2020

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“Blown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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