Definitions of blow

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

Antonyms for blow

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

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. The duke felt the blow – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. We'll blow real hard and maybe it will come down – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  3. 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
  4. Did Mr Darrow himself give the blow – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  5. And it was a funny blow up – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Even the light blow I gave frightened me – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The blow fell sooner than he expected – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  12. The banker's warning had been a sharp blow to him – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. But she did not blow the ten – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  14. She knew that blow would tell – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  15. I've just had a well a blow – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  16. Blow my brains out that's soon done – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  17. Let your arms be strong to strike a blow for the right – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  18. The storm would blow over in time – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  19. Rob answered him with a blow – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. This will blow over – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon

Rhymes for blow