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English noun: blast

1. blast (act) a very long fly ball


Broader (hypernym)fly, fly ball


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. blast (event) a sudden very loud noise


Synonymsbam, bang, clap, eruption


Broader (hypernym)noise


Narrower (hyponym)water hammer

3. blast (phenomenon) a strong current of air


SamplesThe tree was bent almost double by the gust.


Synonymsblow, gust


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


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

4. blast (event) an explosion (as of dynamite)


Broader (hypernym)blowup, detonation, explosion


Narrower (hyponym)bomb blast

5. blast (event) a highly pleasurable or exciting experience


SamplesWe had a good time at the party.
Celebrating after the game was a blast.


Synonymsgood time


Broader (hypernym)experience

6. blast (communication) intense adverse criticism


SamplesClinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.
The government has come under attack.
Don't give me any flak.


Synonymsattack, fire, flack, flak


Broader (hypernym)criticism, unfavorable judgment


English verb: blast

1. blast (perception) make a strident sound


SamplesShe tended to blast when speaking into a microphone.


ExamplesCars blast in the streets , The streets blast with cars


Synonymsblare


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

2. blast (contact) hit hard


SamplesHe smashed a 3-run homer.


Synonymsboom, nail, smash


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


Broader (hypernym)hit

3. blast (competition) use explosives on


SamplesThe enemy has been shelling us all day.


Synonymsshell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bomb, bombard


Narrower (hyponym)crump

4. blast (motion) apply a draft or strong wind to to


SamplesThe air conditioning was blasting cold air at us.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blow

5. blast (creation) create by using explosives


SamplesBlast a passage through the mountain.


Synonymsshell


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


Broader (hypernym)create, make

6. blast (creation) make with or as if with an explosion


SamplesBlast a tunnel through the Alps.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

7. blast (competition) fire a shot


SamplesThe gunman blasted away.


Synonymsshoot


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


Broader (hypernym)discharge, fire


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, blaze away, fire, gun, open fire, overshoot, pump, sharpshoot, snipe


Verb grouphit, pip, shoot

8. blast (communication) criticize harshly or violently


SamplesThe press savaged the new President.
The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage.


Synonymscrucify, pillory, savage


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


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

9. blast (change) shatter as if by explosion


Synonymsknock down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dash, smash

10. blast (change) shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither









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