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Meaning & Definition of Blow in English

English

Blow

/bloʊ/

noun

1. A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

  • "A blow on the head"
    synonym:
  • blow

2. An impact (as from a collision)

  • "The bump threw him off the bicycle"
    synonym:
  • blow
  • ,
  • bump

3. An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes

  • Something that is thwarting or frustrating
    synonym:
  • reverse
  • ,
  • reversal
  • ,
  • setback
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • black eye

4. An unpleasant or disappointing surprise

  • "It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
    synonym:
  • shock
  • ,
  • blow

5. A strong current of air

  • "The tree was bent almost double by the gust"
    synonym:
  • gust
  • ,
  • blast
  • ,
  • blow

6. Street names for cocaine

    synonym:
  • coke
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • nose candy
  • ,
  • snow
  • ,
  • C

7. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

  • "He gave his nose a loud blow"
  • "He blew out all the candles with a single puff"
    synonym:
  • blow
  • ,
  • puff

verb

1. Exhale hard

  • "Blow on the soup to cool it down"
    synonym:
  • blow

2. Be blowing or storming

  • "The wind blew from the west"
    synonym:
  • blow

3. Free of obstruction by blowing air through

  • "Blow one's nose"
    synonym:
  • blow

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • float
  • ,
  • drift
  • ,
  • be adrift
  • ,
  • blow

5. Make a sound as if blown

  • "The whistle blew"
    synonym:
  • blow

6. Shape by blowing

  • "Blow a glass vase"
    synonym:
  • blow

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • botch
  • ,
  • bodge
  • ,
  • bumble
  • ,
  • fumble
  • ,
  • botch up
  • ,
  • muff
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • flub
  • ,
  • screw up
  • ,
  • ball up
  • ,
  • spoil
  • ,
  • muck up
  • ,
  • bungle
  • ,
  • fluff
  • ,
  • bollix
  • ,
  • bollix up
  • ,
  • bollocks
  • ,
  • bollocks up
  • ,
  • bobble
  • ,
  • mishandle
  • ,
  • louse up
  • ,
  • foul up
  • ,
  • mess up
  • ,
  • fuck up

8. Spend thoughtlessly

  • Throw away
  • "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
  • "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
    synonym:
  • waste
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • squander

9. Spend lavishly or wastefully on

  • "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
    synonym:
  • blow

10. Sound by having air expelled through a tube

  • "The trumpets blew"
    synonym:
  • blow

11. Play or sound a wind instrument

  • "She blew the horn"
    synonym:
  • blow

12. Provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

    synonym:
  • fellate
  • ,
  • suck
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • go down on

13. Cause air to go in, on, or through

  • "Blow my hair dry"
    synonym:
  • blow

14. Cause to move by means of an air current

  • "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
    synonym:
  • blow

15. Spout moist air from the blowhole

  • "The whales blew"
    synonym:
  • blow

16. Leave

  • Informal or rude
  • "Shove off!"
  • "The children shoved along"
  • "Blow now!"
    synonym:
  • shove off
  • ,
  • shove along
  • ,
  • blow

17. Lay eggs

  • "Certain insects are said to blow"
    synonym:
  • blow

18. Cause to be revealed and jeopardized

  • "The story blew their cover"
  • "The double agent was blown by the other side"
    synonym:
  • blow

19. Show off

    synonym:
  • boast
  • ,
  • tout
  • ,
  • swash
  • ,
  • shoot a line
  • ,
  • brag
  • ,
  • gas
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • bluster
  • ,
  • vaunt
  • ,
  • gasconade

20. Allow to regain its breath

  • "Blow a horse"
    synonym:
  • blow

21. Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

  • "The lightbulbs blew out"
  • "The fuse blew"
    synonym:
  • blow out
  • ,
  • burn out
  • ,
  • blow

22. Burst suddenly

  • "The tire blew"
  • "We blew a tire"
    synonym:
  • blow

Examples of using

I use a blow dryer to dry my hair.
After you blow up those balloons, could you sweep the room?
If you load too much weight in this box, it's going to blow up.