|1.||[ verb ] make a strident sound|
"She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
|Related terms:||make_noise blare|
|2.||[ verb ] hit hard|
|Synonyms:||smash boom nail|
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
|3.||[ noun ] (baseball) a long and hard-hit fly ball|
|Related terms:||fly baseball|
|4.||[ noun ] a sudden very loud noise|
|Synonyms:||bang clap eruption loud_noise blowup|
|Related terms:||noise water_hammer bang|
|5.||[ verb ] (military) use explosives on|
"The enemy has been shelling us all day"
|Related terms:||bombard crump shell blaster|
|6.||[ noun ] a highly pleasurable or exciting experience|
"we had a good time at the party" "celebrating after the game was a blast"
|7.||[ noun ] (meteorology) a strong current of air|
"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
|Related terms:||wind puff bluster sandblast blow|
|8.||[ noun ] an explosion (as of dynamite)|
|Related terms:||explosion bomb_blast|
|9.||[ noun ] intense adverse criticism|
|Synonyms:||attack flack flak fire|
"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party" "the government has come under attack" "don't give me any flak"
|Related terms:||criticism attack|