blown

adjective
\ 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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All of this adds up to a full-blown financial panic and the breakdown of economic order. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Monetary Chaos in Caracas," 19 Aug. 2018 So far, this adds up to a nasty bout of the jitters rather than full-blown panic. The Economist, "Italy’s political crisis is roiling financial markets once more," 31 May 2018 By then, my sister, in full-blown panic, would take her to the ER. Jeanne Erdmann, chicagotribune.com, "At 100, my mom had dementia and needed hospice care. Getting it was nearly impossible.," 8 May 2018 By then, my sister, in full-blown panic, would take her to the ER. Jeanne Erdman, Washington Post, "At 100, my mom had dementia and needed hospice care. Getting it was nearly impossible.," 5 May 2018 Meanwhile, the show consistently relies on Danza to literally sing and dance, in several minor scenes that beg the question of why, given Groban’s involvement, The Good Cop isn’t a full-blown musical. Karen Han, Vox, "Josh Groban and Tony Danza’s appealing odd-couple dynamic can’t quite save The Good Cop," 21 Sep. 2018 Ella: First Lady of Song is not a tribute show but a full-blown bio-musical. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Freda Payne channels Ella Fitzgerald in 'Ella: First Lady of Song' at Delaware Theatre Company," 12 Apr. 2018 Miami-Dade Police Guzman got no permits to build any structures, according to county records, but the parcel nonetheless now features a full-blown entertainment complex. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 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

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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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