Pronunciation: blū
v. i.1.To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
[imp. Blew (blū); p. p. Blown (blōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.]
How blows the citron grove.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
n.1.(Bot.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
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 (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
At a blow
suddenly; at one effort; by a single vigorous act.
To come to blows
to engage in combat; to fight; - said of individuals, armies, and nations.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
[imp. Blew (blū); p. p. Blown (blōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.]
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.
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.
7.To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
You blow behind my back, but dare not say anything to my face.
- Bartlett.
8.To stop functioning due to a failure in an electrical circuit, especially on which breaks the circuit; sometimes used with out; - used of light bulbs, electronic components, fuses; as, the dome light in the car blew out.
9.To deflate by sudden loss of air; usually used with out; - of inflatable tires.
To blow hot and cold
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
a - To be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or vapor; as, a steam cock or valve sometimes blows out.
b - 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.
- Tatler.
v. t.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.
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; to blow a horn.
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; to reveal, intentionally or inadvertently; as, to blow an agent's cover.
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.
9.To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
10.To deposit eggs or larvæ upon, or in (meat, etc.).
To suffer
The flesh fly blow my mouth.
- Shak.
11.To perform an act of fellatio on; to stimulate another's penis with one's mouth; - usually considered vulgar.
12.to smoke (e. g. marijuana); to blow pot.
13.to botch; to bungle; as, he blew his chance at a good job by showing up late for the interview.
14.to leave; to depart from; as, to blow town.
15.to squander; as, he blew his inheritance gambling.
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
a - To fill with air; to swell; as, to blow up a bladder or bubble.
b - To inflate, as with pride, self-conceit, etc.; to puff up; as, to blow one up with flattery.
c - To excite; as, to blow up a contention.
- Milton.
d - 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.
n.1.A blowing, esp., 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.(Metal.) 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.
Noun1.blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
2.blow - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
Synonyms: bump
3.blow - an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
4.blow - an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
Synonyms: shock
5.blow - a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
Synonyms: gust, blast
6.blow - street names for cocaine
Synonyms: nose candy, coke, snow, C
7.blow - forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
Synonyms: puff
Verb1.blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2.blow - be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3.blow - free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
4.blow - 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"
Synonyms: be adrift, drift, float
5.blow - make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6.blow - shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7.blow - 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"
8.blow - spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
Synonyms: squander, waste
9.blow - spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
10.blow - sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
11.blow - play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
12.blow - provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
Synonyms: fellate, go down on
13.blow - cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14.blow - cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
15.blow - spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16.blow - leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
17.blow - lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18.blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
19.blow - show off
20.blow - allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21.blow - melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
Synonyms: blow out, burn out
22.blow - burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
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Translate Blow to Spanish, Translate Blow to German, Translate Blow to French
blot out
blotted out
Blotting paper
-- Blow --
blow a fuse
blow an EPROM
blow away
blow drier
Blow Dry
blow dryer
blow fly
blow gas
blow off
blow one's stack
blow out
blow out of the water
blow over
blow past
blow tube
blow up
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