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blow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blow

  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <he was dizzy for the rest of the day after the blow to his head> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap) Related Words counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


blow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blow

  1. a sudden brief rush of wind <the ocean blows that sweep over the island are so strong that only the hardiest shrubs can grow there> Synonyms blast, blow, flurry, scud, williwaw, windblastRelated Words breeze, zephyr; current, draft; air, breath, waft; puff, whiff; bluster, gale, hurricane, squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; northeaster, norther, northerly, northwester, southeaster, southwester, westerly


blow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blow

  1. 1 to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty <that horse was really blowing after the race> Synonyms blow, heave, hyperventilate, pant, puff, wheezeRelated Words choke, gag, gulp, huff; asphyxiate, smother, stifle, strangle; snore, snuffle; exhale, expire

  2. 2 to use up carelessly <each year he blows his holiday bonus on a trip to Las Vegas> Synonyms blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away, trifle (away)Related Words splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms conserve

  3. 3 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure <a huge crater was formed when the volcano last blew> Synonyms blow, blow up, burst, crump, detonate, go off, popRelated Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms collapse, fizzleAntonyms implode

  4. 4 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive <one false move and we would be blown to bits> Synonyms blow, blow up, burst, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smashRelated Words dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinterNear Antonyms collapse, implode

  5. 5 to proceed or move quickly <that car blew past us as if we were standing still> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, 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, zoomRelated Words 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 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 crawl, creep, poke

  6. 6 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way <he keeps blowing every job interview that comes his way> Synonyms blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw upRelated Words blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms ameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp

  7. 7 to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess <another self-made millionaire blowing about how much he'd achieved> Synonyms blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, swagger, vapor, vauntRelated Words bluster, harangue, puff; pride; gush; exult, glory, rejoice; brandish, display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, glorify, parade, show off; magnify, maximizeNear Antonyms belittle, deprecate, diminish, discount, laugh off, minimize, play down, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off, underrate, undervalue; bemoan, lament, mourn, regret


blow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blow

  1. to produce flowers <longing for a grassy field in some far-off land where the wildflowers blow> Synonyms blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfoldRelated Words leaf, leave; bud; openNear Antonyms dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish


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