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Definitions of blow

  1.   To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  2.   To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; - usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
  3.   To move or affect by a current of air; inflate, as molten glass; sound, as a trumpet.
  4.   To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  5.   A stroke; first act of hostility; a sudden calamity.
  6.   exhale hard; " blow on the soup to cool it down"
  7.   To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
  8.   melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; " The lightbulbs blew out"; " The fuse blew"
  9.   To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
  10.   free of obstruction by blowing air through; " blow one's nose"
  11.   sound by having air expelled through a tube; " The trumpets blew"
  12.   To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  13.   A sudden or violent stroke; thump; shock; calamity.
  14.   Blew.
  15.   spend lavishly or wastefully on; " He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
  16.   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.
  17.   A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  18.   cause air to go in, on, or through; " Blow my hair dry"
  19.   To put out of breath.
  20.   To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
  21.   a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; " a blow on the head"
  22.   To produce a current of air: to move, as air or the wind.
  23.   cause to move by means of an air current; " The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
  24.   To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
  25.   Blown.
  26.   To drive by wind; force wind into or against.
  27.   To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
  28.   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.
  29.   A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
  30.   A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
  31.   The spouting of a whale.
  32.   To produce a current of air; to pant.
  33.   To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
  34.   To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
  35.   an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; " it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
  36.   To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
  37.   an impact ( as from a collision); " the bump threw him off the bicycle"
  38.   leave; informal or rude; " shove off!"; " The children shoved along"; " Blow now!"
  39.   allow to regain its breath; " blow a horse"
  40.   A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
  41.   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"
  42.   To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in ( meat, etc.).
  43.   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.
  44.   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.
  45.   cause to be revealed and jeopardized; " The story blew their cover"; " The double agent was blown by the other side"
  46.   To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
  47.   To bloom or blossom:- pr. p. blowing; pa. p. blown.
  48.   To come into flower; to show flower.
  49.   The act of blowing; a blast.
  50.   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.
  51.   provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  52.   play or sound a wind instrument; " She blew the horn"
  53.   A stroke or knock: a sudden misfortune or calamity.
  54.   To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
  55.   A stroke; sudden shock or calamity.
  56.   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.
  57.   To blossom.
  58.   make a sound as if blown; " The whistle blew"
  59.   To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
  60.   To bloom.
  61.   burst suddenly; " The tire blew"; " We blew a tire"
  62.   spout moist air from the blowhole; " The whales blew"
  63.   To make a current of air; to pant; to sound as a horn by being blown; to flower; to blossom.
  64.   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.
  65.   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.
  66.   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.
  67.   an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  68.   To pant; be winded.
  69.   a strong current of air; " the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
  70.   To emit a current, as of air; move in or be carried by the wind.
  71.   The egg of a fly; a flyblow.
  72.   shape by blowing; " Blow a glass vase"
  73.   To cause to blossom; to put forth ( blossoms or flowers).
  74.   street names for cocaine
  75.   The state of flowering; a mass of blossoms.
  76.   make a mess of, destroy or ruin; " I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; " the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
  77.   The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss ( esp. when sudden); a buffet.
  78.   To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
  79.   To sound by being blown.
  80.   be blowing or storming; " The wind blew from the West"
  81.   A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
  82.   forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; " he gave his nose a loud blow"; " he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
  83.   To lay eggs in, as flies in meat.
  84.   Blowing.
  85.   An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
  86.   lay eggs; " certain insects are said to blow"
  87.   show off

Antonyms for blow

finagle, economize, save up, lay up, stow, wangle, scrimp, lay in, lay aside, lay-by, save, salt away, machinate, negotiate, contrive, economise, lay away, conserve, put by, husband, maneuver, squirrel, manipulate.

Quotes of blow

  1. There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable. When you're not doing what you're used to, you could completely fall on your face. You could completely blow it. – Beck
  2. I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up. – Erma Bombeck
  3. The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow indeed all things rest upon truth. – Chanakya
  4. Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests. – Elizabeth Dole
  5. The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests. – Elizabeth Dole
  6. Two women? God, man. Well, I'm still living. So clearly I must've gotten away with it, when I did do it. But I don't think it's time to blow my cover now. – Peter Gallagher
  7. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. – Theodore Hesburgh
  8. I hate to blow my own horn, but I gave a lot of people fits. – Bo Jackson
  9. Just blow in it and sound bad for about a year and then make it sound a little bit better, and you get a little band together, and then you get a few jobs. You take four guys that sound half bad, but if they're 25 percent each, they can give 100 percent, you know? – Quincy Jones
  10. I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. – Jacob August Riis
  11. Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. – Will Rogers
  12. There's a lot of strength in the U. S., but there's a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We're going to have to face up to some realities that we're not fully facing up to right now. – Jeffrey Sachs
  13. You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.' – Jerry Seinfeld
  14. Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off. – Frank Shorter
  15. If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. – Peter Ustinov

Usage examples for blow

  1. But she did not blow the ten. ” – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  2. He sat down, saying: " This is a terrible blow but better you should tell it to me than leave me to find it out." ” – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  3. We'll blow real hard, and maybe it will come down." ” – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  4. Rob answered him with a blow – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  5. The banker's warning had been a sharp blow to him. ” – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. Even the light blow I gave frightened me. ” – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  7. Let your arms be strong to strike a blow for the right! ” – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  8. It wounded me, as if some one had struck me a blow in the mouth. ” – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  9. Did Mr. Darrow himself give the blow – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  10. The blow fell sooner than he expected. ” – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  11. I've just had a- well, a blow – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  12. She knew that blow would tell. ” – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  13. This was a blow for which she had not been prepared; it crushed her to the earth. ” – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  14. And it was a funny blow up. ” – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. It was a blow to him that we had no news to give; and it was hard even to offer advice. ” – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  16. The duke felt the blow – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  17. This will blow over. ” – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  18. The storm would blow over in time. ” – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  19. Blow my brains out; that's soon done. ” – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  20. He could almost as easily have struck her a blow and indeed the effect of it was precisely that. ” – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster

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