Definition of Blow out
1. Verb. Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable. "The fuse blew"
Generic synonyms: Break, Break Down, Conk Out, Die, Fail, Give Out, Give Way, Go, Go Bad
Derivative terms: Blowout
2. Verb. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights. "Snuff out the candles"
Specialized synonyms: Stub, Douse, Put Out, Black Out
Derivative terms: Extinction, Extinguisher, Extinguishing, Quenching
3. Verb. Erupt in an uncontrolled manner. "The oil well blew out"
Definition of Blow out
1. Verb. (transitive) To extinguish something, especially a flame. ¹
2. Verb. (intransitive) To deflate quickly on being punctured.. ¹
3. Verb. (sports transitive) In a sporting contest, to dominate and defeat an opposing team, especially by a large scoring margin. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) to exhaust; to physically tire ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Blow out
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1. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"THE RECKONING It's fine to have a blow-out in a fancy restaurant, With terrapin and canvas-back and all the wine you want; To enjoy the flowers and music, ..."
2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"A blow out is simply a hole blown through the ear- Fig. ... We will designate the first mentioned as a "rim blow out," and the latter as a "tread blow out. ..."
3. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Blow-out Coils.—If the conductor ab, Fig. 136, is carrying FiG. 136.—Principle of the blow-out coil. current and is in the magnetic field NS, it is acted on ..."
4. The Oceanic Languages: Their Grammatical Structure, Vocabulary, and Origin (1907)
"... to blow out of the mouth, blow, as with bellows, ... to blow with the mouth, blow out, puff, eject venom from spittle (a man). the mouth (as a serpent), ..."
5. The Nursery by John L. Shorey (Firm (1870)
"DON'T blow out THE GAS. THERE was a little boy named Andrew, ... I have been used all my life to blowing out candles; and why shouldn'tI blow out this gas? ..."