Meaning of blow

Definition of blow

(noun) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
(verb) exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
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"
make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
be inadequate or objectionable; "this sucks!"; "this blows!"
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"
spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"; "let's blow this place"
lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
show off
allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
(adv) in a provocative manner; "`Try it,' he said provocatively"
(verb) burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"

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