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Dictionary definition for: Blow

1. (n) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"

2. (v) exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

3. (v) be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"

4. (n) an impact (as from a collision) "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

5. (n) an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

6. (v) free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one''s nose"

7. (n) an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

8. (v) be in motion due to some air or water current; "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"

9. (n) a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

10. (v) make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"

11. (n) street names for cocaine

12. (v) shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"

13. (n) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow" "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

14. (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out" "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

15. (v) spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends" "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

16. (v) spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

17. (v) sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"

18. (v) play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"

19. (v) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

20. (v) cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"

21. (v) cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

22. (v) spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"

23. (v) leave; informal or rude; "shove off!" "The children shoved along" "Blow now!"

24. (v) lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"

25. (v) cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover" "The double agent was blown by the other side"

26. (v) show off

27. (v) allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"

28. (v) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out" "The fuse blew"

29. (v) burst suddenly; "The tire blew" "We blew a tire"

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