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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


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.


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.


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.


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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