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Definitions of blast

  1.   intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party the government has come under attack don't give me any flak
  2.   a sudden very loud noise
  3.   make a strident sound She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone
  4.   a long and hard hit fly ball
  5.   an explosion as of dynamite
  6.   a strong current of air the tree was bent almost double by the gust
  7.   use explosives on The enemy has been shelling us all day
  8.   hit hard He smashed a 3 run homer
  9.   a highly pleasurable or exciting experience we had a good time at the party celebrating after the game was a blast
  10.   A violent gust of wind
  11.   A forcible stream of air from an orifice as from a bellows the mouth etc Hence The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace as to melt so many tons of iron at a blast
  12.   The exhaust steam from and engine driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney and thus creating an intense draught through the fire also any draught produced by the blast
  13.   The sound made by blowing a wind instrument strictly the sound produces at one breath
  14.   A sudden pernicious effect as if by a noxious wind especially on animals and plants a blight
  15.   The act of rending or attempting to rend heavy masses of rock earth etc by the explosion of gunpowder dynamite etc also the charge used for this purpose
  16.   A flatulent disease of sheep
  17.   To injure as by a noxious wind to cause to wither to stop or check the growth of and prevent from fruit bearing by some pernicious influence to blight to shrivel
  18.   Hence to affect with some sudden violence plague calamity or blighting influence which destroys or causes to fail to visit with a curse to curse to ruin as to blast pride hopes or character
  19.   To confound by a loud blast or din
  20.   To rend open by any explosive agent as gunpowder dynamite etc to shatter as to blast rocks
  21.   To be blighted or withered as the bud blasted in the blossom
  22.   To blow to blow on a trumpet
  23.   A violent or sudden gust of wind a forcible stream of air from an opening as a blast of heat comes from the opened furnace door the sound produced by blowing a wind instrument any sudden harmful influence as a blight the explosion of gunpowder dynamite etc in rending or removing rocks or the charge so used
  24.   To injure cause to fade or wither by some evil influence to ruin or destroy to break open or shatter by any explosive agent
  25.   Blassed
  26.   A blowing or gust of wind a forcible stream of air sound of a wind instrument an explosion of gun powder anything pernicious
  27.   To strike with some pernicious influence to blight to affect with sudden violence or calamity to rend asunder with gun powder
  28.   A gust or forcible current of wind sound of a wind instrument explosion of gunpowder etc a pernicious influence
  29.   To strike with some pernicious influence to blight to rend with gunpowder etc
  30.   To rend in pieces by explosion wither as by a wind blight shrivel destroy ruin curse
  31.   A strong wind strong artificial current as of air steam etc
  32.   The discharge of an explosive a loud sudden sound
  33.   A blight or blighting influence
  34.   A violent gust of wind a forcible stream of air or the sound made by blowing any wind instrument explosion of gunpowder in splitting rocks or of inflammable air in a mine air introduced into a furnace artificially any pernicious or destructive influence upon animals or plants a blight a flatulent disease in sheep
  35.   To strike with and make to wither under some pernicious influence to blight to ruin to strike with terror or calamity to split rocks with gunpowder See Blow
  36.   A violent rush of wind the sound of a wind instrument any destructive influence an explosion of gunpowder the air introduced into a furnace
  37.   To cause to wither to blight to affect with a sudden calamity to destroy to confound to split rocks by gunpowder

Antonyms for blast

drip, nudnik, droner, snooze, drag, yawner, yawn, dullsville, bore, implosion, snoozer.

Quotes of blast

  1. What a blast it is to be here with Michael Moore – Madeleine Albright
  2. I certainly remember building model rockets It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back – Eric Allin Cornell
  3. I just kind of understood it and I threw my love for others and love for life into the character and was having a blast I loved playing Dharma I loved it – Jenna Elfman
  4. It was great I mean it's a blast directing underwater stuff – David R. Ellis
  5. The doctors realized in retrospect that even though most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them The rays simply destroyed body cells caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls – John Hersey
  6. I asked Frank what he remembered most about working with Jackie He said 'Apart from the fact that he always called me Francis I always felt like I was going to a party instead of work It was such a blast – Audrey Meadows
  7. I had a blast but I still wonder sometimes why they saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character – Mike Myers
  8. I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last That was a great opportunity and I had a blast – Kevin Richardson
  9. It's the most prestigious dog show in the country We love dogs and we're having a blast out here – Melissa Rivers
  10. If you allow one single germ one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America that germ will spring up that noxious weed will thrive and again stifle the growth wither the leaves blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom – Ernestine L. Rose
  11. It's just a campy blast I just want to do as little as I can and make it good and try not to sell out I'm sure I will but I'm just trying to postpone it – David Spade

Usage examples for blast

  1. The loud angry voice and the cold blast from the open door had awakened him before he had had time to get sound asleep – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  2. He'll blast my reputation some day though – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Difficulties and dangers always delight me and always call as with a trumpet blast my best faculties to action – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  4. Blast her little picture – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  5. He would use two to blast into the sun and three to blast out again – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  6. It was like the blast of a hurricane hurled full against him – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. The works were in full blast – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  8. So he put two fingers to his lips and blew a long shrill blast – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  9. What to blast her name – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  10. Red Arrow recognized the blast as coming from his father's horn and took from his belt a horn made from the mountain ram's horn – The Sheep Eaters by William Alonzo Allen
  11. What power is yours to blast a cause or bless – The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  12. The papers mentioned that Larry had been knocked unconscious by the blast – Pythias by Frederik Pohl
  13. Between them four distinct groups into which the table talk had divided were now going at full blast – Black Jack by Max Brand
  14. It stood up just high enough to catch the full force of every blast that blew and not quite high enough to get a really fine view – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  15. And those words came ringing down into his soul like the blast of ten thousand trumpets ” – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  16. Guess they didn't hear that observed Tom as the echoes of the blast died away – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  17. After the Lieutenant had shut off the blast from his pistol at Arcot's signal the latter said I don't think anything less than a war tank could stand that pressure – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  18. “ I went into the cabin and found three games of poker in full blast – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  19. And should they blast any caller the helicopter might carry Menlik and his riders would accompany them – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  20. Blast this whole business though – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen