\ 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 Each day of blockage put global supply chains another day closer to a full-blown crisis., "Salvage crews free giant container ship in Suez Canal after days of struggle," 29 Mar. 2021 But after eight people were gunned down in Atlanta on March 16, and another 10 in Boulder Monday, with a full-blown crisis ongoing at the border, the tour is becoming overshadowed by other issues the White House will be forced to confront. Sarah Kolinovsky, ABC News, "Biden forced to confront 2nd mass shooting in a week amid COVID relief tour," 23 Mar. 2021 The pause is quickly developing into a full-blown crisis for Europe, where vaccination has been sluggish compared with the United States and the United Kingdom while cases have raced upward, thanks in part to more transmissible variants. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "‘It’s a very special picture.’ Why vaccine safety experts put the brakes on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine," 17 Mar. 2021 Spring hardware events have been commonplace for Apple in recent years, but the coronavirus outbreak turned into a full-blown pandemic right around the time that the company would have held an event in 2020. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "Here’s what Apple might reveal at its rumored March 23rd event," 8 Mar. 2021 True crime is a full-blown phenomenon that spans all different types of media. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The 29 Best True-Crime Shows You Can Stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and More," 24 Mar. 2021 Which is what led to me, standing in the middle of a Metro, bananas in hand, having a full blown panic attack. Katherine Singh,, "How 5 Women With High-Stress Jobs Are Staying Positive Through The Pandemic," 11 Mar. 2021 Early positive tests can trigger aggressive individual testing and head off a full-blown outbreak. Alex Salkever, The Christian Science Monitor, "Crowdsourcing COVID-19: How data-driven groups speed pandemic response," 5 Feb. 2021 After the Rams got past the Saints and into the Super Bowl thanks mainly to an egregious blown call, and in the championship game against the Patriots - one of the ugliest in recent memory - Goff was ineffective. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Where do Garoppolo and Goff stand after Rams' stunning deal for Stafford?," 1 Feb. 2021

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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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11 Apr 2021

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“Blown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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