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blast

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blast

  1. 1 a loud explosive sound a sharp blast of the horn startled the other driver Synonyms of blast bang, clap, boom, crack, crash, pop, report, slam, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpWords Related to blast thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  2. 2 a sudden brief rush of wind a surprise blast stole the umbrella right out of his hands Synonyms of blast gust, blow, flurry, scud, williwaw, windblastWords Related to blast breeze, zephyr; current, draft; air, breath, waft; puff, whiff; bluster, gale, hurricane, squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; northeaster, norther, northerly, northwester, southeaster, southwester, westerly

  3. 3 the act or an instance of exploding the blast destroyed the building completely Synonyms of blast explosion, blowup, burst, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburstWords Related to blast discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburstAntonyms of blast implosion

  4. 4 a social gathering a wild fraternity blast that lasted a whole weekend Synonyms of blast affair, bash, binge, party, blowout, do, event, fete (or fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigWords Related to blast benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party


blast

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blast

  1. 1 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive the highway engineers will have to blast that hill in order to put a road through here Synonyms of blast blow, blow up, burst, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smash Words Related to blast dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinter Near Antonyms of blast collapse, implode

  2. 2 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force artillery that could blast cannonballs from hundreds of yards Synonyms of blast shoot, discharge, fire, loose, squeeze offWords Related to blast launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss

  3. 3 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force the recruits were all blasting away at the target range Synonyms of blast shoot, discharge, fireWords Related to blast blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe

  4. 4 to criticize harshly and usually publicly blasted the new governor for every little misstep Synonyms of blast abuse, assail, bash, belabor, attack, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateWords Related to blast berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)Near Antonyms of blast acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise

  5. 5 to proceed or move quickly rowdy teenagers blasting down the road in a sports car Synonyms of blast barrel, belt, hurry, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to blast beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of blast dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of blast crawl, creep, poke



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