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Definition 1: a very long fly ball - [noun denoting act]

(blast is a kind of ...) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

(blast belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: intense adverse criticism - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
  • the government has come under attack
  • don't give me any flak

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

Definition 3: an explosion (as of dynamite) - [noun denoting event]

(blast is a kind of ...) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

(... is a kind of blast ) the explosion of a bomb

Definition 4: a sudden very loud noise - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of blast ) the banging sound of steam in pipes

Definition 5: a highly pleasurable or exciting experience - [noun denoting event]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we had a good time at the party
  • celebrating after the game was a blast

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Definition 6: a strong current of air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tree was bent almost double by the gust

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

(... is a kind of blast ) a violent gusty wind

(... is a kind of blast ) a blast of wind laden with sand

(... is a kind of blast ) a short light gust of air

Definition 7: shatter as if by explosion - [verb of change]

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

"Smash a plate"

Definition 8: shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly - [verb of change]

(blast is a kind of ...) wither, as with a loss of moisture

"The fruit dried and shriveled"

Definition 9: criticize harshly or violently - [verb of communication]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Definition 10: use explosives on - [verb of competition]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy has been shelling us all day

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) throw bombs at or attack with bombs

"The Americans bombed Dresden"

(... is a kind of blast ) bombard with heavy shells

Definition 11: fire a shot - [verb of competition]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gunman blasted away

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) cause to go off

"fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

(... is a kind of blast ) shoot rapidly and repeatedly

"He blazed away at the men"

(... is a kind of blast ) shoot beyond or over (a target)

(... is a kind of blast ) aim and shoot with great precision

(... is a kind of blast ) start firing a weapon

(... is a kind of blast ) shoot with a gun

(... is a kind of blast ) deliver forth

"pump bullets into the dummy"

(blast has a similar meaning as ...) hit with a missile from a weapon

Definition 12: hit hard - [verb of contact]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He smashed a 3-run homer

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 13: create by using explosives - [verb of creation]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blast a passage through the mountain

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 14: make with or as if with an explosion - [verb of creation]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blast a tunnel through the Alps

(blast is a kind of ...) form by probing, penetrating, or digging

"cut a hole" "cut trenches" "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

Definition 15: apply a draft or strong wind to to - [verb of motion]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us

(blast is a kind of ...) cause air to go in, on, or through

"Blow my hair dry"

Definition 16: make a strident sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where blast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

Synonyms for blast in the sense of this definition

(blast is a kind of ...) emit a noise

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