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  Definition of Blow
  1. forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
  2. a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
  3. street names for cocaine
  4. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
  5. an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
  6. an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  7. a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
  8. exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
  9. free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one''s nose"
  10. burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
  11. melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
  12. shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
  13. allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
  14. show off
  15. cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
  16. lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
  17. leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
  18. 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"
  19. spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
  20. cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
  21. cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
  22. provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  23. play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
  24. make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
  25. sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
  26. spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
  27. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
  28. 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"
  29. be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
Similar Words: puff, coke, nose candy, snow, C, shock, bump, reverse, reversal, setback, black eye, gust, blast, blow out, burn out, boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, bluster, vaunt, gasconade, shove off, shove along, float, drift, be adrift, fellate, go down on, waste, squander, botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up


Hyponyms: insufflation, clip, knock, belt, rap, whack, whang, thwack, smack, smacking, slap, smacker, knockdown, knockout, KO, swat, whip, lash, whiplash, punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, box, kick, boot, kicking, counterblow, swing, stab, thrust, knife thrust, stinger, thump, uppercut, hammer, pound, hammering, pounding, shot, wallop, blip, jolt, jar, jounce, concussion, strike, tap, bash, bang, smash, buffeting, whammy, bluster, sandblast, puff, puff of air, whiff, pant, gasp, heave, huff, chuff, insufflate, gloat, triumph, crow, waft, tide, stream, burn, breeze, set in, storm, squall


Grouped Verbs: float, drift, waste, squander


Part Meronyms: fight, fighting, combat, scrap


Derivational Morphology: puff, huff, chuff, pant, gasp, heave, traumatize, traumatise, shock, stun, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, bump, knock, set back, float, drift, be adrift, blowout, blowing, brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade, bragger, braggart, boaster, blowhard, line-shooter, vaunter, vaunt, braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade, bravado, loudmouth, blusterer, boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation, gust, blast, impetus, impulsion, electric fan, blower, bellows, fellatio, fellation, prodigal, profligate, squanderer, thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness, dissipation, wastrel, waster, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, fluff, bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, spoil, spoiling, spoilage, screwup


Anagrams: bowl


Language Translations:
Dutch: blazen   Finnish: puhaltaa  
French: souffler   German: blasen  
Hungarian: fúj   Japanese: 吹く  
Korean: 불다   Russian: дуть  
Slovene: pihati   Spanish: soplar  
Vietnamese: thổi  
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