blow·​out | \ ˈblō-ˌau̇t How to pronounce blowout (audio) \

Definition of blowout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a festive social affair
2 : a bursting of a container (such as a tire) by pressure of the contents on a weak spot
3 : an uncontrolled eruption of an oil or gas well
4 : an easy or one-sided victory
5 : a valley or depression created by the wind in areas of shifting sand or of light cultivated soil
6 : a hair style in which the hair is blow-dried while being styled with a round brush As discovered by one Twitter user, however, [Meghan] Markle isn't just the queen of a beautiful blowout. She has rocked natural curls in the past, which has the internet praising "curls in the royal palace."— Summer Arlexis

blow out

blew out; blown out; blowing out; blows out

Definition of blow out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to extinguish by a gust
2 : to dissipate (itself) by blowing used of storms
3 : to defeat easily
4 : to damage severely she blew out her knee in the race

intransitive verb

1 : to become extinguished by a gust
2 : to erupt out of control used of an oil or gas well

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Examples of blowout in a Sentence

Noun The car crashed after one of its tires had a blowout. We had a big blowout to celebrate his promotion. The game was expected to be close but it turned out to be a blowout. Verb blew out a smoke ring and began to tell us a good yarn
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As for what this means for the weekend, well assuming this isn’t a Shrek 2-type blowout ($128 million Wed-Sun from an $11 million Wednesday in 2004), the best-case-scenario may be something akin to Knight & Day. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 17 June 2021 And that the Mavericks are 3-0 in Staples against the Clippers this season, including their 51-point blowout here on Dec. 27. Dallas News, 2 June 2021 But the bill’s bipartisan support has less to do with China than with its typical Congressional spending blowout and parochial politics. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 25 May 2021 Senior Mykaila Pickard displayed lethal shooting from behind the arc at Palmer High School, draining six 3-pointers to not only help her team cruise to its third blowout of the tournament but to reach and eclipse an impressive career milestone. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2021 Anthony Davis added 19 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters to help the Lakers to their second straight blowout over the Rockets after a 120-102 victory Sunday night. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 13 Jan. 2021 Both Malcolm and Marie say some pretty nasty things during their massive blowout, things so bad that the actors behind them aren't even sure which character will be most hated once the movie hits Netflix on February 5. Ineye Komonibo,, 10 Jan. 2021 One of the oldest businesses in Oak Park is celebrating 110 years of being in business, not with a party or blowout sale — but by quietly continuing to serve customers, something the store has done since the days of the Model T. Bob Chiarito,, 13 July 2021 Additionally, White incorporates data analysis into the everyday routine of the salon, constantly monitoring how long clients are spending at each step of the blowout process. Carly Ryan, CNN, 12 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But take off your party hat and blow out the candles. Fox News, 7 June 2021 Birthday parties, of course, often involve groups huddling in close quarters, perhaps to watch a child blow out candles on a cake., 5 July 2021 But take off your party hat and blow out the candles. Fox News, 7 June 2021 But take off your party hat and blow out the candles. Sophia Tareen, Star Tribune, 6 June 2021 The Problem Burning things, or having the flame blow out on finicky camp stoves. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 6 June 2021 Have the tire blow out and the truck go spinning off the side of the road. Erik Kain, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Authorities were able to use spike strips to blow out two of the truck’s tires, and the driver eventually stopped in the 2900 block of County Road 330 in McKinney. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 Throughout the 2020 season, as BYU continued to blow out opponents and notch win after win, the question arose: Were the Cougars that good or was their success a result of a watered down schedule? Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of blowout


1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of blowout

: a sudden loss of air caused by a hole or cut in a tire
informal : a large and informal social gathering : a big party
US, informal : an easy victory : a game or contest in which the winner defeats the loser by a large amount

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