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English verb: blow out

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


SamplesThe lightbulbs blew out.
The fuse blew.


Synonymsblow, burn out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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

2. blow out (weather) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights


SamplesToo big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.
Quench the flames.
Snuff out the candles.


Synonymsextinguish, quench, snuff out


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


Narrower (hyponym)black out, douse, put out, stub


Antonymsignite, light

3. blow out (weather) erupt in an uncontrolled manner


SamplesThe oil well blew out.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire









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