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1 a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
2 an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle" [syn: bump]
3 an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal, setback, black eye]
4 an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock]
5 a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust" [syn: gust, blast]
6 street names for cocaine [syn: coke, 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" [syn: puff]


1 exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2 be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3 free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
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" [syn: float, drift, be adrift]
5 make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6 shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
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" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, 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" [syn: waste, squander] [ant: conserve]
9 spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
10 sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
11 play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
12 provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn: fellate, go down on]
13 cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14 cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
15 spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16 leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along]
17 lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18 cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
20 allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21 melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out]
22 burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire" [also: blown, blew]blown adj
1 being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor; "blown clouds of dust choked the riders"; "blown soil mounded on the window sill"
2 (of glass) formed by forcing air into a molten ball; "blown glass"
3 breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: gasping, out of breath(p), panting, pursy, short-winded, winded]blown See blow

User Contributed Dictionary



blawen, from bláƿan (bláwan), past participle of bláƿen (bláwen).



  1. distended, swollen or inflated
  2. panting and out of breath
  3. (glass) formed by blowing
  4. (marijuana) under the influence of drugs

Derived terms


  1. past participle of blow

Extensive Definition

Blow may refer to:
In music:

See also

blown in German: Blow
blown in French: Blow

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