blowout

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noun blow·out \ˈblō-ˌau̇t\

Definition of blowout

  1. 1 :  a festive social affair

  2. 2 :  a bursting of a container (as a tire) by pressure of the contents on a weak spot

  3. 3 :  an uncontrolled eruption of an oil or gas well

  4. 4 :  an easy or one-sided victory

  5. 5 :  a valley or depression created by the wind in areas of shifting sand or of light cultivated soil

Examples of blowout in a sentence

  1. The car crashed after one of its tires had a blowout.

  2. We had a big blowout to celebrate his promotion.

  3. The game was expected to be close but it turned out to be a blowout.

1822

First Known Use of blowout

1822


BLOWOUT Defined for English Language Learners

blowout

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noun blow·out \ˈblō-ˌau̇t\

Definition of blowout for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden loss of air caused by a hole or cut in a tire

  • : a large and informal social gathering : a big party

  • : an easy victory : a game or contest in which the winner defeats the loser by a large amount



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