blow away

verb
blew away; blown away; blowing away; blows away

Definition of blow away

transitive verb

1 : to dissipate or remove as if with a current of air their doubts were blown away
2 : to kill by gunfire : shoot dead
3 : to impress very strongly and usually favorably
4 : to defeat soundly blew their rivals away in the first game

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Examples of blow away in a Sentence

the chess prodigy completely blew away the reigning world champion

First Known Use of blow away

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blow away was in the 14th century

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“Blow away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blow%20away. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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