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English noun: blow

1. blow (act) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon


SamplesA blow on the head.


Broader (hypernym)stroke


Narrower (hyponym)backhander, belt, biff, boot, box, clip, clout, counterblow, hammer, hammering, kayo, kick, kicking, knife thrust, knock, knockdown, knockout, KO, lash, lick, poke, pound, pounding, punch, rap, shot, slap, slug, smack, smacker, smacking, stab, stinger, swat, swing, thrust, thump, thwack, uppercut, wallop, whack, whang, whip, whiplash


Part meronymcombat, fight, fighting, scrap

2. blow (event) an impact (as from a collision)


SamplesThe bump threw him off the bicycle.


Synonymsbump


Broader (hypernym)impact


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bash, belt, buffeting, concussion, jar, jolt, jounce, knock, pounding, rap, shock, sideswipe, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap

3. blow (event) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating


Synonymsblack eye, reversal, reverse, setback


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)whammy

4. blow (event) an unpleasant or disappointing surprise


SamplesIt came as a shock to learn that he was injured.


Synonymsshock


Broader (hypernym)surprise


Narrower (hyponym)blip

5. blow (phenomenon) a strong current of air


SamplesThe tree was bent almost double by the gust.


Synonymsblast, gust


Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind


Narrower (hyponym)bluster, puff, puff of air, sandblast, whiff

6. blow (artifact) street names for cocaine


SynonymsC, coke, nose candy, snow


Broader (hypernym)cocain, cocaine

7. blow (act) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth


SamplesHe gave his nose a loud blow.
He blew out all the candles with a single puff.


Synonymspuff


Broader (hypernym)breathing out, exhalation, expiration


Narrower (hyponym)insufflation


English verb: blow

1. blow (body) exhale hard


SamplesBlow on the soup to cool it down.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe out, exhale, expire


Narrower (hyponym)chuff, gasp, heave, huff, insufflate, pant, puff, puff

2. blow (weather) be blowing or storming


SamplesThe wind blew from the West.


ExamplesIt was blowing all day long


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It is ----ing.
Something is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)bluster, breeze, set in, squall, storm, waft

3. blow (body) free of obstruction by blowing air through


SamplesBlow one's nose.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

4. blow (motion) be in motion due to some air or water current


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbe adrift, drift, float


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)stream, tide, waft


Verb groupdrift, float

5. blow (perception) make a sound as if blown


SamplesThe whistle blew.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupblow

6. blow (change) shape by blowing


SamplesBlow a glass vase.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

7. blow (social) make a mess of, destroy or ruin


SamplesI botched the dinner and we had to eat out.
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement.


Synonymsball up, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

8. blow (possession) spend thoughtlessly; throw away


SamplesHe wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends.
You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree.


Synonymssquander, waste


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)expend, use


Narrower (hyponym)burn


Verb groupblow


Antonymseconomize, husband, economise, conserve

9. blow (possession) spend lavishly or wastefully on


SamplesHe blew a lot of money on his new home theater.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Verb groupblow, squander, waste

10. blow (perception) sound by having air expelled through a tube


SamplesThe trumpets blew.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupblow

11. blow (perception) play or sound a wind instrument


SamplesShe blew the horn.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sound


Verb groupblow, blow

12. blow (perception) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation


Synonymsfellate, go down on, suck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

13. blow (motion) cause air to go in, on, or through


SamplesBlow my hair dry.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct, send


Narrower (hyponym)blast

14. blow (motion) cause to move by means of an air current


SamplesThe wind blew the leaves around in the yard.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)whiff

15. blow (motion) spout moist air from the blowhole


SamplesThe whales blew.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)gush, spirt, spout, spurt

16. blow (motion) leave; informal or rude


SamplesShove off!.
The children shoved along.
Blow now!.


Synonymsshove along, shove off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)depart, go, go away

17. blow (contact) lay eggs


SamplesCertain insects are said to blow.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)lay, put down, repose

18. blow (communication) cause to be revealed and jeopardized


SamplesThe story blew their cover.
The double agent was blown by the other side.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

19. blow (communication) show off


Synonymsbluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate


Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph

20. blow (communication) allow to regain its breath


SamplesBlow a horse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rest

21. blow (change) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable


SamplesThe lightbulbs blew out.
The fuse blew.


Synonymsblow out, burn out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

22. blow (change) burst suddenly


SamplesThe tire blew.
We blew a tire.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break open, burst, split









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