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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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