- (of wind) move creating an air current；(of wind) cause (something) to move; propel
- a strong wind；an act of getting some fresh air
verb: blow, 3rd person present: blows, gerund or present participle: blowing, past tense: blew, past participle: blown
noun: blow, plural noun: blows
- 1. (of wind) move creating an air current a cold breeze was blowing in off the sea 同義詞
- ▪ (of wind) cause (something) to move; propel a gust of wind blew a cloud of smoke into his face the spire was blown down during a gale 同義詞
- ▪ be carried, driven, or moved by the wind or an air current it was so windy that the tent nearly blew away cotton curtains were blowing in the breeze 同義詞
- ▪ North American informal leave a place I'd better blow I'm ready to blow town
- 2. expel air through pursed lips Will took a deep breath, and blew he blew on his tea to cool it
- ▪ use one's breath to propel (something) he blew cigar smoke in her face 同義詞
- ▪ breathe hard; pant Uncle Albert was soon puffing and blowing 同義詞
- ▪ force air through the mouth into (an instrument or device) in order to make a sound the umpire blew his whistle 同義詞
- ▪ (of an instrument or device) make a sound when air is forced into it police whistles blew
- ▪ sound (the horn of a vehicle) angry motorists blew their horns
- ▪ informal play jazz or rock music in an unrestrained style it took him maybe five choruses to warm up, but then he could really blow
- ▪ force air through a tube into (molten glass) in order to create an artefact in the factory showrooms you can see glass being blown and painted
- ▪ remove the contents of (an egg) by forcing air through it.
- ▪ (of a whale) eject air and vapour through the blowhole.
- 3. (of an explosion or explosive device) displace violently or send flying the blast had blown the windows out of the van the aircraft was blown apart by a bomb
- ▪ (of a vehicle tyre) burst suddenly while the vehicle is in motion a rear tyre had blown
- ▪ burst or cause to burst due to pressure or overheating the engines sounded as if their exhausts had blown 同義詞
- ▪ (with reference to an electric circuit) burn out or be caused to burn out through overloading the fuse had blown If the voltage is too high, you may blow the fuse in the appliance 同義詞
- 4. informal spend recklessly they blew £100,000 in just eighteen months 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. informal waste (an opportunity) he'd been given a second chance and he'd blown it they blew a 4–2 lead 同義詞
- ▪ expose (a stratagem) a man whose cover was blown 同義詞
- 6. British informal used in various expressions to express surprise or as a mild oath ‘Well, blow me’, he said, ‘I never knew that.’ blow me down, I've got yet another idea!
- 7. vulgar slang perform fellatio on (a man).
- 8. US informal be extremely bad or unwelcome ‘This blows,’ she sighs, ‘I want it to be next week already’
- 9. (of flies) lay eggs in or on (something).
- 1. a strong wind we're in for a bit of a blow 同義詞
- ▪ an act of getting some fresh air I'll go down to the sea and get a blow before supper
- 2. an act of blowing an instrument a number of blows on the whistle 同義詞
- ▪ informal a spell of playing jazz or rock music.
- ▪ an act of blowing one's nose give your nose a good blow
- ▪ (in steel-making) an act of sending an air or oxygen blast through molten metal in a converter.
- 3. British informal cannabis.
- ▪ US informal cocaine in the form of powder.
- be blown off course
- blow someone's brains out
- blow chunks
- blow cold on
- blow the doors off
- blow a fuse
- blow hot and cold
- blow someone a kiss
- blow someone's mind
- blow one's nose
- blow something out of proportion
- blow someone or something out of the water
- blow something to pieces
- blow one's top
- blow one's cool
- blow up in one's face
- blow with the wind
- I'll be blowed
- blow away
- blow in
- blow off
- blow out
- blow over
- blow up