1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.
1. a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
- a blow on the head
2. an impact (as from a collision)
Similar word(s): bump
3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
4. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
Similar word(s): shock
5. a strong current of air
6. street names for cocaine
Similar word(s): coke
7. forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
- he gave his nose a loud blow
Similar word(s): puff
Sentences with blow as a noun:
- The players were able to get a blow during the last timeout.
- A fabricator is used to direct a sharp blow to the surface of the stone.
- During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a blow to the midsection.
- A further blow to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
- roses in full blow.
1. exhale hard
- blow on the soup to cool it down
2. be blowing or storming
Definition categories: weather
3. free of obstruction by blowing air through
- blow one's nose
4. be in motion due to some air or water current
- The leaves were blowing in the wind
5. make a sound as if blown
6. shape by blowing
- Blow a glass vase
7. be inadequate or objectionable
- this blows!
Similar word(s): suck
8. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
9. spend thoughtlessly; throw away
10. spend lavishly or wastefully on
11. sound by having air expelled through a tube
12. play or sound a wind instrument
13. provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
14. cause air to go in, on, or through
- Blow my hair dry
15. cause to move by means of an air current
16. spout moist air from the blowhole
17. leave; informal or rude
- Blow now!
- let's blow this place
18. lay eggs
- certain insects are said to blow
19. cause to be revealed and jeopardized
- The double agent was blown by the other side
20. show off
21. allow to regain its breath
- blow a horse
22. melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
23. burst suddenly
Sentences with blow as a verb:
- Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
- The leaves blow through the streets in the fall.
- to blow the fire
- to blow an egg
- to blow one's nose
- There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and blow.
- There she blows! (i.e. "I see a whale spouting!")
- Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to blow!
- The aerosol can was blown to bits.
- I managed to blow $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
- Let's blow this joint.