Definition of blowout
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
Examples of blowout in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of blowout from the Web
Mykhailiuk again had 13 points on Saturday, this time in a 90-40 blowout loss to Greece.
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Entertainment Tonight reports that Drake celebrated his 31st birthday with a blowout bash in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The finale was every inch the blowout ending fans deserved, featuring three sudden-death lip-sync battles (Jimmy Fallon could never) that ended up vaulting Sasha Velour to the top.
The boos that cascaded through the United Center during the Game 6 blowout loss sounded like cries for change.
A blowout could erupt this weekend when assertive Mars makes a rare opposition to intense Pluto in your sign.
Other than a blowout loss in Columbus, where the Sounders were missing numerous regulars due to national team duty, injury and rest, the team appeared to be gathering steam before the two-week World Cup qualifying break kicked in.
The engineer, who was not identified by name, was also scheduled to consult with EPA on the Gold King just 10 days after the blowout, and had gone to the scene to help stabilize the mine afterward.
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First Known Use of blowout
BLOWOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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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