Definition of Blow off

1. Verb. Come off due to an explosion or other strong force.

Generic synonyms: Come Away, Come Off, Detach

Definition of Blow off

1. Verb. (intransitive euphemistic) (''British'') to pass gas; to break wind. ¹

2. Verb. To vent, usually, to reduce pressure in a container. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) to shirk or disregard (a duty or person). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blow Off

blow chunks
blow down
blow drier
blow dryer
blow dryers
blow fly
blow football
blow gas
blow horn
blow hot and cold
blow it
blow me
blow off (current term)
blow off steam
blow one's cool
blow one's nose
blow one's own horn
blow one's stack
blow one's top
blow out
blow out of proportion
blow out of the water
blow over
blow smoke
blow someone's brains out

Literary usage of Blow off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1915)
"309 A bottom blow-off cock shall have the plug held in place by a guard or ... 310 The blow-off pipe or pipes shall be extra heavy from boiler to valve or ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"'il BLOW-OFF APPARATUS BOTTOM BLOW-OFF 42. In order that a boiler may be emptied either partially or entirely, a cock called the bottom blow-off cock is ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"BLOW-OFF CONNECTIONS. Boiler Blow-off Connections. — Each of the eight boilers will be provided with six (6) 25-inch blow-off fittings on mud drums, ..."

4. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1914)
"Use surface blow-off after leaving and before entering roundhouse at each end ... The best time to blow off the surface cleaner is when the engine is doing ..."

5. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1908)
"Blow-off Pipe. The boiler requires to have a pipe connected to its lowest and coolest ... Such a pipe will be called the blow-off pipe and will have in it, ..."

6. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank W (Ed Sterling (1920)
"1H in. in diam., and above this. 2 in. in diam.; (6) all gate valves will be fitted with indices to show whether they are open or closed. Cocks and Blow-off ..."

7. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1904)
"To Open the Blow-Off Cock.-—When a three-way cock in the cab is turned, air or steam (the former is more desirable, especially in cold climates) is admitted ..."

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