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blowing

verb (1)
present participle of blow

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1 to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty
  • that horse was really blowing after the race

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2 to use up carelessly
  • each year he blows his holiday bonus on a trip to Las Vegas

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3 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure
  • a huge crater was formed when the volcano last blew

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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

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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

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blowing

verb (2)
present participle of blow

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to produce flowers
  • longing for a grassy field in some far-off land where the wildflowers blow

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“Blowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blowing. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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