Definitions of blow

  1. To make a current of air; to pant; to sound as a horn by being blown; to flower; to blossom.
  2. To bloom.
  3. To cause to blossom; to put forth ( blossoms or flowers).
  4. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
  5. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
  6. To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
  7. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
  8. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  9. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
  10. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  11. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
  12. To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in ( meat, etc.).
  13. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; - usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
  14. To drive a current of air upon; to send forward or impel by a current of air; to cause to sound by forcing air through, as a whistle; to clear by forcing air through; form by forcing air into, as bubbles; put out of breath by fatigue; scatter or shatter by explosives.
  15. To drive air upon or into: to drive by a current of air: to sound as a wind instrument:- pa. t. blew ( bloo); pa. p. blown.
  16. To drive by wind; force wind into or against.
  17. To move or affect by a current of air; inflate, as molten glass; sound, as a trumpet.
  18. To put out of breath.
  19. To lay eggs in, as flies in meat.
  20. To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
  21. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
  22. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
  23. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  24. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
  25. To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
  26. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
  27. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
  28. To blossom; to flower; to move, as air, at different rates of speed and force; to pant; to breathe quickly; to sound by having air forced into, as a whistle; to spout water.
  29. To bloom or blossom:- pr. p. blowing; pa. p. blown.
  30. To produce a current of air: to move, as air or the wind.
  31. To blossom.
  32. To produce a current of air; to pant.
  33. be in motion due to some air or water current; " The leaves were blowing in the wind"; " the boat drifted on the lake"; " The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; " the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
  34. be blowing or storming; " The wind blew from the West"
  35. exhale hard; " blow on the soup to cool it down"
  36. free of obstruction by blowing air through; " blow one's nose"
  37. burst suddenly; " The tire blew"; " We blew a tire"
  38. shape by blowing; " Blow a glass vase"
  39. show off
  40. leave; informal or rude; " shove off!"; " The children shoved along"; " Blow now!"
  41. spend lavishly or wastefully on; " He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
  42. To emit a current, as of air; move in or be carried by the wind.
  43. To sound by being blown.
  44. To pant; be winded.
  45. To drive a current of air upon; to drive by a current of air; to put out of breath: to inflate with air; to puff up; to sound a wind instrument; to spread by report; to taint by depositing eggs upon, as flies; to shatter by explosives.; to come to blossom.
  46. To move as air; to pant or puff; to throw or drive a current of air into or upon; to warm by the breath; to deposit eggs as flies.
  47. To come into flower; to show flower.
  48. Blowing.
  49. Blown.
  50. a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; " a blow on the head"
  51. an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  52. street names for cocaine
  53. allow to regain its breath; " blow a horse"
  54. cause to be revealed and jeopardized; " The story blew their cover"; " The double agent was blown by the other side"
  55. lay eggs; " certain insects are said to blow"
  56. cause air to go in, on, or through; " Blow my hair dry"
  57. play or sound a wind instrument; " She blew the horn"
  58. make a sound as if blown; " The whistle blew"
  59. sound by having air expelled through a tube; " The trumpets blew"
  60. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
  61. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
  62. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  63. The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss ( esp. when sudden); a buffet.
  64. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
  65. The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
  66. The spouting of a whale.
  67. A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
  68. An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
  69. A flower; a blossom; a blast; a gale of wind; an egg laid by a fly; the spouting of a whale; a stroke with the hand or with a weapon; an act of enmity; a sudden shock or misfortune.
  70. A stroke or knock: a sudden misfortune or calamity.
  71. A stroke; sudden shock or calamity.
  72. A sudden or violent stroke; thump; shock; calamity.
  73. The act of blowing; a blast.
  74. The egg of a fly; a flyblow.
  75. The state of flowering; a mass of blossoms.
  76. A stroke; an act of hostility; a sudden calamity; the blossoms; the bloom; a gale of wind; breath; an ovum or egg deposited by a fly. To blow hot and cold, to vacillate: to side now with one party, now with the other. To blow over, to pass away without effect; to subside. To blow up, to be broken and scattered by the explosion of gunpowder. To blow out, to extinguish by blowing upon; to scatter, as by a pistol- shot. To blow up, to inflate; to kindle; to burst or scatter by the explosion of gunpowder; to bring to nought suddenly; to scold. To blow upon, to make stale or common, as a passage in a writer; to speak ill of; to regard as worthless; to divulge.
  77. A stroke; first act of hostility; a sudden calamity.
  78. Blew.
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