(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.


1. a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

- a blow on the head

Definition categories: act, stroke

2. an impact (as from a collision)

Similar word(s): bump

Definition categories: event, impact

3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Similar word(s): reversal, reverse, setback

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

4. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

Similar word(s): shock

Definition categories: event, surprise

5. a strong current of air

Similar word(s): blast, gust

Definition categories: phenomenon, wind

6. street names for cocaine

Similar word(s): coke

Definition categories: man–made, cocain, cocaine

7. forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

- he gave his nose a loud blow

Similar word(s): puff

Definition categories: act, exhalation, expiration

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

Definition categories: body, exhale, expire

2. be blowing or storming

Definition categories: weather

3. free of obstruction by blowing air through

- blow one's nose

Definition categories: body, discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

4. be in motion due to some air or water current

- The leaves were blowing in the wind

Similar word(s): drift, float

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

5. make a sound as if blown

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

6. shape by blowing

- Blow a glass vase

Definition categories: change, form, shape

7. be inadequate or objectionable

- this blows!

Similar word(s): suck

Definition categories: stative, be

8. make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Similar word(s): bobble, bodge, bollix, botch, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, fumble, mishandle, muff, spoil

Definition categories: social, fail, miscarry

9. spend thoughtlessly; throw away

Similar word(s): squander, waste

Definition categories: possession, expend, use

10. spend lavishly or wastefully on

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

11. sound by having air expelled through a tube

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

12. play or sound a wind instrument

Definition categories: perception, sound

13. provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

Similar word(s): fellate, suck

Definition categories: perception, excite, stimulate, stir

14. cause air to go in, on, or through

- Blow my hair dry

Definition categories: motion, direct, send

15. cause to move by means of an air current

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

16. spout moist air from the blowhole

Definition categories: motion, gush, spirt, spout, spurt

17. leave; informal or rude

- Blow now!

- let's blow this place

Definition categories: motion, depart, go

18. lay eggs

- certain insects are said to blow

Definition categories: contact, lay, repose

19. cause to be revealed and jeopardized

- The double agent was blown by the other side

Definition categories: communication, break, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, reveal, uncover, unwrap

20. show off

Similar word(s): bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, swash, tout, vaunt

Definition categories: communication, amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

21. allow to regain its breath

- blow a horse

Definition categories: communication, rest

22. melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

Definition categories: change, break, die, fail, go

23. burst suddenly

Definition categories: change, burst, split

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.