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Noun
Plural for a strong wind
“The supercharger into real spring is a sustained blow of muggy Gulf wind.”
Noun
Plural for a powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object
“A stone smashed through an offside window of the vehicle, causing a glancing blow to a passenger.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden shock or disappointment
“Exhausted by these efforts, he was then dealt a terrible blow by the sudden death in May of his beloved elder sister Fanny.”
Noun
Plural for an act of blowing an instrument
“From the first blow of the whistle we were unsure as to who would take control of ball when McDonald put the first score on the board.”
Verb
Be carried, driven, or moved by the wind or an air current
“After I hung up the phone I sat outside a little bit and watched the leaves blow on the trees.”
Verb
Make sound, usually with instrument
“The whistle is to be blown only in the event of emergencies and must be visibly worn at all times while on the premises.”
Verb
Spend recklessly
“I feel like I just blow my money and it means nothing.”
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Breathe hard; pant
“Both were blowing hard as assistant coach, aged 42 and retired from competitive football for 10 years, beat them to the line.”
Verb
Burst or cause to burst due to pressure or overheating
“A rear tyre had blown.”
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To praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess
“… another self-made millionaire blowing about how much he'd achieved.”
Verb
To produce flowers
“… longing for a grassy field in some far-off land where the wildflowers blow.”
Verb
To move or be carried by or as if by wind
“Wind gusts can blow the rotting trees down, posing a serious enough danger that the city removes them for reasons of liability.”
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Leave suddenly
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Ruin chance
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“This creates winds that generally blow from the southwest during the summer monsoon and from the northeast from October to April.”
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“Many ideas, like one from the guy who wanted to use an electric fan to blow against a windmill and generate power, are well intentioned but downright silly.”
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“You'll feel like you're on a romantic first date and there's no way you're going to blow this one by exposing yourself as a cheapskate.”
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“This year that cover has been blown with ill-disguised intent.”
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Noun
Unwelcome experiences or events
Noun
Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict
Noun
An earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
Noun
The mechanics of a movement
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