Definition of cruel blow
- Life has dealt them some cruel blows in recent years.
: disposed to inflict pain or suffering : devoid of humane feelings
: causing or conducive to injury, grief, or pain
: unrelieved by leniency
: to be in motion
: to move with speed or force
: to move or run quickly
: an instance of air moving with speed or force : a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent
: brag, boasting
: an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)
: flower, bloom
: a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument
: a hostile act or state : combat
: a forcible or sudden act or effort : assault
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