\ 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

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By 2014, deliberately plain clothing (fleeces, New Balance sneakers) had become a full-blown trend in the form of normcore. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 On top of that, the insistence on always playing to the middle while the Republican Party swings further into full-blown authoritarianism has produced a huge imagination deficit among the Democrats. Luke Darby, GQ, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has a Message for Democrats: It's Time to Think Big," 30 June 2018 The Argument Critics say short sellers can transform downturns into full-blown panics. Fortune, "Why Short Selling Can Make You Rich But Not Popular," 23 June 2018 Ping-pong is not yet popular enough to be a full-blown professional sport in the U.S., says Hetherington, though there is a U.S. National Team, comprised of about 40 athletes, who compete regularly around the world. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Look Inside the Challenging and Misunderstood Sport of Table Tennis," 9 Jan. 2019 Will China and the U.S. have a full-blown trade war? Gerard Baker, WSJ, "Resolutions, Predictions and Other Exercises in Futility," 28 Dec. 2018 And having already dressed up as a Victoria's Secret Angel for Halloween 2018 alongside her sisters, Jenner decided to transform into a full-blown celestial being in time for the festive season. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Literally Looks Like an Angel in This Tiny Magda Butrym Dress," 23 Dec. 2018 But Riverdale feels more like a (highly entertaining) primetime soap opera, whereas Sabrina embraces full-blown horror without bowing to the niceties imposed by network television. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 18 Dec. 2018 And elsewhere, Lola Kirke traded in her honeyed blonde strands for a full blown rich and rosy hue, while Kate Bosworth stepped out with a skin-brightening strawberry shade. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "These Celebrities Have Already Embraced 2019's Biggest Hair Color," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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