\ 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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Puerto Rican politics were in full-blown crisis Thursday as confirmation of the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was delayed into next week. CBS News, "Puerto Rico governor's chosen successor may not be in place when Ricardo Rosselló resigns Friday," 1 Aug. 2019 Now investors are hoping that a full-blown trade war can be avoided. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "How to avoid a recession: End the trade war," 22 July 2019 In short, a full-blown trade war may yet break out. The Economist, "SlowbalisationMultinational companies are adjusting to shorter supply chains," 11 July 2019 The world's two top economies are slugging it out in a full-blown trade war and the recession warning klaxons are blaring, but still the performance numbers and milestones are astonishing. NBC News, "Wall Street just had a record first half, up 18 percent so far this year," 28 June 2019 According to media reports, the U.S. is considering launching a broader investigation into Indian trade practices, which could kick off a full-blown trade war. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "The U.S. and India Stumble Toward a Trade War," 27 June 2019 While not a full-blown national brand yet, Crazy Beautiful Wines has gathered loyal customers in Texas and 15 other states. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Dallas entrepreneur launches Crazy Beautiful Wines brand in big 1-liter bottles," 10 July 2019 The issue has become a full-blown diplomatic dispute between the neighboring U.S. allies. Washington Post, "SKorean leader denounces Japanese comments over sanctions," 10 July 2019 Participants will gain hands-on teaching experience in JCPS schools, financial support for licensure exams and guidance for pursuing a full-blown teaching certificate. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS and Simmons College have a plan to get more black teachers into local classrooms," 8 July 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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a period when something is suspended

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