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Definition 1: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon - [noun denoting act]

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

  • a blow on the head

(blow is a kind of ...) a single complete movement

(... is a kind of blow ) a backhanded blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a return blow; a retaliatory blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a sweeping blow or stroke

"he took a wild swing at my head"

(... is a kind of blow ) a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

"one strong stab to the heart killed him"

(... is a kind of blow ) a sharp stinging blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a heavy blow with the hand

(... is a kind of blow ) a swinging blow directed upward (especially at an opponent's chin)

(... is a kind of blow ) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard" "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

(... is a kind of blow ) a blow hard enough to cause injury

"he is still recovering from a shot to his leg" "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"

(... is a kind of blow ) the act of delivering a blow with the foot

"he gave the ball a powerful kick" "the team's kicking was excellent"

(... is a kind of blow ) a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)

"I gave him a good box on the ear"

(... is a kind of blow ) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

(... is a kind of blow ) a sharp slanting blow

"he gave me a clip on the ear"

(... is a kind of blow ) the act of hitting vigorously

"he gave the table a whack"

(... is a kind of blow ) a hard blow with a flat object

(... is a kind of blow ) the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

(... is a kind of blow ) a very powerful blow with the fist

(... is a kind of blow ) a blow that knocks the opponent off his feet

(... is a kind of blow ) a blow that renders the opponent unconscious

(... is a kind of blow ) a sharp blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

"the whip raised a red welt"

(... is a kind of blow ) a severe blow

(... is part of blow) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 2: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he gave his nose a loud blow
  • he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) the act of expelling air from the lungs

(... is a kind of blow ) an act of blowing or breathing on or into something

Definition 3: street names for cocaine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

Definition 4: an impact (as from a collision) - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the bump threw him off the bicycle

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) the striking of one body against another

(... is a kind of blow ) a sudden jarring impact

"the door closed with a jolt" "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

(... is a kind of blow ) any violent blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a gentle blow

(... is a kind of blow ) a vigorous blow

"the sudden knock floored him" "he took a bash right in his face" "he got a bang on the head"

(... is a kind of blow ) repeated heavy blows

(... is a kind of blow ) a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)

(... is a kind of blow ) a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

Definition 5: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise - [noun denoting event]

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

  • it came as a shock to learn that he was injured

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) a sudden unexpected event

(... is a kind of blow ) a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption

"the market had one bad blip today" "you can't react to the day-to-day blips" "renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"

Definition 6: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of blow ) a serious or devastating setback

Definition 7: a strong current of air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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

  • the tree was bent almost double by the gust

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow 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 blow ) a violent gusty wind

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

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

Definition 8: exhale hard - [verb of body]

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

  • blow on the soup to cool it down

(blow is a kind of ...) expel air

"Exhale when you lift the weight"

(... is a kind of blow ) breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow hard and loudly

"he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow or breathe hard on or into

Definition 9: free of obstruction by blowing air through - [verb of body]

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

  • blow one's nose

(blow is a kind of ...) eliminate (a substance)

"combustion products are exhausted in the engine" "the plant releases a gas"

Definition 10: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable - [verb of change]

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

  • The lightbulbs blew out
  • The fuse blew

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

Definition 11: burst suddenly - [verb of change]

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

  • The tire blew
  • We blew a tire

(blow is a kind of ...) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

"The bubble burst"

Definition 12: shape by blowing - [verb of change]

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

  • Blow a glass vase

(blow is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 13: show off - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of blow ) speak in a blustering or scornful manner

"A puffing kind of man"

(... is a kind of blow ) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 14: cause to be revealed and jeopardized - [verb of communication]

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

  • The story blew their cover
  • The double agent was blown by the other side

(blow is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

Definition 15: allow to regain its breath - [verb of communication]

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

  • blow a horse

(blow is a kind of ...) give a rest to

"He rested his bad leg" "Rest the dogs for a moment"

Definition 16: lay eggs - [verb of contact]

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

  • certain insects are said to blow

(blow is a kind of ...) put in a horizontal position

"lay the books on the table" "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

Definition 17: be in motion due to some air or water current - [verb of motion]

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

  • The leaves were blowing in the wind
  • the boat drifted on the lake
  • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
  • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of blow ) be driven or carried along, as by the air

"Sounds wafted into the room"

(... is a kind of blow ) be carried with the tide

(... is a kind of blow ) to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

"their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be carried by a current

"drift the boats downstream"

Definition 18: cause to move by means of an air current - [verb of motion]

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

  • The wind blew the leaves around in the yard

(blow is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of blow ) drive or carry as if by a puff of air

"The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"

Definition 19: leave; informal or rude - [verb of motion]

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

  • shove off!
  • The children shoved along
  • Blow now!
  • let's blow this place

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) move away from a place into another direction

"Go away before I start to cry" "The train departs at noon"

Definition 20: cause air to go in, on, or through - [verb of motion]

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

  • Blow my hair dry

(blow is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of blow ) apply a draft or strong wind to to

"the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"

Definition 21: spout moist air from the blowhole - [verb of motion]

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

  • The whales blew

(blow is a kind of ...) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

"water gushed forth"

Definition 22: play or sound a wind instrument - [verb of perception]

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

  • She blew the horn

(blow is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) make a sound as if blown

"The whistle blew"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) sound by having air expelled through a tube

"The trumpets blew"

Definition 23: make a sound as if blown - [verb of perception]

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

  • The whistle blew

(blow is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) play or sound a wind instrument

"She blew the horn"

Definition 24: sound by having air expelled through a tube - [verb of perception]

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

  • The trumpets blew

(blow is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) play or sound a wind instrument

"She blew the horn"

Definition 25: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) stir feelings in

"stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

Definition 26: spend lavishly or wastefully on - [verb of possession]

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

  • He blew a lot of money on his new home theater

(blow is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) spend thoughtlessly; throw away

"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends" "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

Definition 27: spend thoughtlessly; throw away - [verb of possession]

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

  • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
  • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

(... is a kind of blow ) spend (significant amounts of money)

"He has money to burn"

(blow has a similar meaning as ...) spend lavishly or wastefully on

"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

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

  • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
  • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) be unsuccessful

"Where do today's public schools fail?" "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

Definition 29: be inadequate or objectionable - [verb of stative]

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

  • this sucks!
  • this blows!

Synonyms for blow in the sense of this definition

(blow is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 30: be blowing or storming - [verb of weather]

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

  • The wind blew from the West

(... is a kind of blow ) blow gently and lightly

"It breezes most evenings at the shore"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow toward the shore

"That gale could set in on us with the next high tide"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow gently

"A breeze wafted through the door"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow hard

"It was storming all night"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow in a squall

"When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails"

(... is a kind of blow ) blow hard; be gusty, as of wind

"A southeaster blustered onshore" "The flames blustered"

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