Definition of Blow

1. Noun. A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon. "A blow on the head"

2. Verb. Exhale hard. "Blow on the soup to cool it down"
Generic synonyms: Breathe Out, Exhale, Expire
Specialized synonyms: Gasp, Heave, Pant, Puff, Chuff, Huff, Puff, Insufflate

3. Noun. An impact (as from a collision). "The bump threw him off the bicycle"
Exact synonyms: Bump
Generic synonyms: Impact
Specialized synonyms: Jar, Jolt, Jounce, Shock, Concussion, Rap, Strike, Tap, Bang, Bash, Belt, Knock, Smash, Buffeting, Pounding, Sideswipe, Slap, Smack
Derivative terms: Bump, Bumpy

4. Verb. Be blowing or storming. "It was blowing all day long "; "The wind blew from the West"
Specialized synonyms: Breeze, Set In, Waft, Storm, Squall, Bluster

5. Noun. An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.
Exact synonyms: Black Eye, Reversal, Reverse, Setback
Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Whammy
Derivative terms: Set Back

6. Verb. Free of obstruction by blowing air through. "Blow one's nose"
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Eject, Exhaust, Expel, Release

7. Noun. An unpleasant or disappointing surprise. "It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
Exact synonyms: Shock
Generic synonyms: Surprise
Specialized synonyms: Blip
Derivative terms: Shock, Shock, Shock

8. Verb. Be in motion due to some air or water current. "The shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
Exact synonyms: Be Adrift, Drift, Float
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Related verbs: Float, Drift
Specialized synonyms: Waft, Tide, Stream
Derivative terms: Drift

9. Noun. A strong current of air. "The tree was bent almost double by the gust"
Exact synonyms: Blast, Gust
Specialized synonyms: Bluster, Sandblast, Puff, Puff Of Air, Whiff
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind
Derivative terms: Blowy, Gusty

10. Verb. Make a sound as if blown. "The whistle blew"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

11. Noun. Street names for cocaine.
Exact synonyms: C, Coke, Nose Candy, Snow
Generic synonyms: Cocain, Cocaine

12. Verb. Shape by blowing. "Blow a glass vase"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Derivative terms: Blowing

13. Noun. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth. "He blew out all the candles with a single puff"
Exact synonyms: Puff
Generic synonyms: Breathing Out, Exhalation, Expiration
Specialized synonyms: Insufflation
Derivative terms: Puff, Puff

14. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

15. Verb. Spend thoughtlessly; throw away. "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
Exact synonyms: Squander, Waste
Generic synonyms: Expend, Use
Specialized synonyms: Burn
Derivative terms: Squanderer, Waste, Waste, Waster
Antonyms: Conserve

16. Verb. Spend lavishly or wastefully on. "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Related verbs: Squander, Waste

17. Verb. Sound by having air expelled through a tube. "The trumpets blew"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

18. Verb. Play or sound a wind instrument. "She blew the horn"
Generic synonyms: Sound

19. Verb. Provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation.
Exact synonyms: Fellate, Go Down On, Suck
Generic synonyms: Excite, Stimulate, Stir
Derivative terms: Fellation

20. Verb. Cause air to go in, on, or through. "Blow my hair dry"
Generic synonyms: Direct, Send
Specialized synonyms: Blast
Derivative terms: Blower, Blower

21. Verb. Cause to move by means of an air current. "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Whiff
Derivative terms: Blower, Blower

22. Verb. Spout moist air from the blowhole. "The whales blew"
Generic synonyms: Gush, Spirt, Spout, Spurt

23. Verb. Leave; informal or rude. "Blow now!"
Exact synonyms: Shove Along, Shove Off
Generic synonyms: Depart, Go, Go Away

24. Verb. Lay eggs. "Certain insects are said to blow"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Put Down, Repose

25. Verb. Cause to be revealed and jeopardized. "The double agent was blown by the other side"

26. Verb. Show off.

27. Verb. Allow to regain its breath. "Blow a horse"
Generic synonyms: Rest

28. Verb. Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable. "The fuse blew"
Exact synonyms: Blow Out, Burn Out
Generic synonyms: Break, Break Down, Conk Out, Die, Fail, Give Out, Give Way, Go, Go Bad
Derivative terms: Blowout

29. Verb. Burst suddenly. "We blew a tire"
Generic synonyms: Break Open, Burst, Split

Definition of Blow

1. v. i. To flower; to blossom; to bloom.

2. v. t. To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).

3. n. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.

4. n. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.

5. v. i. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.

6. v. t. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.

7. n. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.

Definition of Blow

1. Adjective. (context: now chiefly dialectal Northern England) Blue. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To produce an air current. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To propel by an air current. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as in ''to blow bubbles'', ''to blow glass''. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cause to make sound by blowing, as a musical instrument. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To make a sound as the result of being blown. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater which it has taken in while feeding. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To explode. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive with "up" or with prep phrase headed by "to") To cause to explode, shatter, or be utterly destroyed. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To cause sudden destruction of. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck). ¹

14. Verb. (transitive slang) To recklessly squander. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive vulgar) To fellate. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To leave. ¹

17. Noun. A strong wind. ¹

18. Noun. (UK informal) A chance to catch one’s breath. ¹

19. Noun. (uncountable US slang) Cocaine. ¹

20. Noun. (uncountable UK slang) Cannabis. ¹

21. Noun. (uncountable US Chicago Regional slang) Heroin. ¹

22. Noun. The act of striking or hitting. ¹

23. Noun. An unfortunate occurrence. ¹

24. Verb. To blossom; to cause to bloom or blossom. ¹

25. Noun. A mass or display of flowers; a yield. ¹

26. Noun. A display of anything brilliant or bright. ¹

27. Noun. A bloom, state of flowering. ¹

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Definition of Blow

1. to damn [v BLEW, BLOWED, BLOWING, BLOWS] / to drive or impel by a current of air [v BLEW, BLOWN, BLOWING, BLOWS] - See also: damn

Medical Definition of Blow

1. 1. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword. "Well struck ! there was blow for blow." (Shak) 2. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault. "A vigorous blow might win [Hanno's camp]" (T. Arnold) 3. The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (especially. When sudden); a buffet. "A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows." (Shak) at a blow, suddenly; at one effort; by a single vigorous act. "They lose a province at a blow." . To come to blows, to engage in combat; to fight; said of individuals, armies, and nations. Synonym: Stroke, knock, shock, misfortune. Origin: OE. Blaw, blowe; cf. OHG. Bliuwan, pliuwan, to beat, G. Blauen, Goth. Bliggwan. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. "Off at sea northeast winds blow Sabean odors from the spicy shore." (Milton) 3. 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. "Hath she no husband That will take pains to blow a horn before her?" (Shak) "Boy, blow the pipe until the bubble rise, Then cast it off to float upon the skies." (Parnell) 4. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose. 5. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building. 6. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose. "Through the court his courtesy was blown." (Dryden) "His language does his knowledge blow." (Whiting) 7. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass. 8. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up. "Look how imagination blows him." (Shak) 9. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse. 10. To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc). "To suffer The flesh fly blow my mouth." (Shak) To blow great guns, to blow furiously and with roaring blasts; said of the wind at sea or along the coast. To blow off, to empty (a boiler) of water through the blow-off pipe, while under steam pressure; also, to eject (steam, water, sediment, etc) from a boiler. To blow one's own trumpet, to vaunt one's own exploits, or sound one's own praises. To blow out, to extinguish by a current of air, as a candle. To blow up. To fill with air; to swell; as, to blow up a bladder or bubble. To inflate, as with pride, self-conceit, etc.; to puff up; as, to blow one up with flattery. "Blown up with high conceits engendering pride." . To excite; as, to blow up a contention. To burst, to raise into the air, or to scatter, by an explosion; as, to blow up a fort. (e) To scold violently; as, to blow up a person for some offense. "I have blown him up well nobody can say I wink at what he does." (G. Eliot) To blow upon. To blast; to taint; to bring into discredit; to render stale, unsavory, or worthless. To inform against. "How far the very custom of hearing anything spouted withers and blows upon a fine passage, may be seen in those speeches from [Shakespeare's] Henry V. Which are current in the mouths of schoolboys." (C. Lamb) "A lady's maid whose character had been blown upon." (Macaulay) 1. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, especially. To move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows. "Hark how it rains and blows !" (Walton) 2. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows. 3. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff. "Here is Mistress Page at the door, sweating and blowing." (Shak) 4. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet. "There let the pealing organ blow." (Milton) 5. To spout water, etc, from the blowholes, as a whale. 6. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street. "The grass blows from their graves to thy own." (M. Arnold) 7. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm. "You blow behind my back, but dare not say anything to my face." (Bartlett) To blow hot and cold (a saying derived from a fable of aesop's), to favor a thing at one time and treat it coldly at another; or to appear both to favor and to oppose. To blow off, to let steam escape through a passage provided for the purpose; as, the engine or steamer is blowing off. To blow out. To be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or vapor; as, a steam cock or valve sometimes blows out. To talk violently or abusively. To blow over, to pass away without effect; to cease, or be dissipated; as, the storm and the clouds have blown over. To blow up, to be torn to pieces and thrown into the air as by an explosion of powder or gas or the expansive force of steam; to burst; to explode; as, a powder mill or steam boiler blows up. "The enemy's magazines blew up." Origin: OE. Blawen, blowen, AS. Blwan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. Pljan, G. Blahen, to blow up, swell, L. Flare to blow, Gr. To spout out, and to E. Bladder, blast, inflate, etc, and perh. Blow to bloom. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms. "Such a blow of tulips." 1. A blowing, especially, a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port. 2. 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. 3. The spouting of a whale. 4. A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter. 5. An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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