1. [ noun ] a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Related terms: stroke shot kick thwack swing punch uppercut stab whip stinger smack box wallop knockdown knock smacker swat thump counterblow hammer knockout clip fight
2. [ noun ] an impact (as from a collision)
Synonyms: bump

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Related terms: impact knock rap jolt pounding shock slap bump
3. [ verb ] exhale hard

"blow on the soup to cool it down"

Related terms: exhale pant puff insufflate
4. [ verb ] (meteorology) be blowing or storming

"The wind blew from the West."

Related terms: bluster waft squall set_in breeze storm gust
5. [ verb ] free of obstruction by blowing air through

: "blow one's nose"

Related terms: discharge blow_one's_nose
6. [ noun ] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
Synonyms: setback reversal black_eye reverse
Related terms: happening whammy set_back
7. [ verb ] be in motion due to some air or water current
Synonyms: float drift be_adrift

"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"

Related terms: travel stream drift tide drift float gust
8. [ verb ] shape by blowing

"Blow a glass vase"

Related terms: shape
9. [ verb ] make a sound as if blown

"The whistle blew"

Related terms: go
10. [ noun ] an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
Synonyms: shock

"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

Related terms: surprise blip traumatize
11. [ verb ] spout moist air from the blowhole, as of some marine mammals

"The whales blew"

Related terms: spurt
12. [ verb ] leave; informal or rude
Synonyms: shove_along shove_off

: "shove off!" "The children shoved along" "Blow now!"

Related terms: go
13. [ verb ] cause air to go in, on, or through

: "Blow my hair dry"

Related terms: send electric_fan
14. [ verb ] (music) play or sound a wind instrument

"She blew the horn"

Related terms: sound
15. [ verb ] melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
Synonyms: blow_out burn_out

"The lightbulbs blew out" "The fuse blew"

Related terms: fail blowout
16. [ verb ] burst suddenly

"The tire blew" "We blew a tire"

Related terms: burst
17. [ verb ] (music) sound by having air expelled through a tube

"The trumpets blew"

Related terms: go
18. [ verb ] cause to move by means of an air current

"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

Related terms: move whiff gust
19. [ verb ] show off
Synonyms: boast brag bluster vaunt shoot_a_line gas swash gasconade tout
Related terms: overstate gloat puff bravado boast braggadocio brag loudmouth blowhard
20. [ verb ] (sexuality) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
Synonyms: go_down_on fellate
Related terms: stimulate fellatio
21. [ verb ] allow to regain its breath

"blow a horse"

Related terms: rest
22. [ noun ] (pharmacology) street names for cocaine
Synonyms: coke nose_candy snow c
Related terms: C
23. [ verb ] lay eggs

"certain insects are said to blow"

Related terms: lay
24. [ verb ] spend lavishly or wastefully on
Synonyms: squander

"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

Related terms: save spend lavish splurge overspend waste
25. [ verb ] spend thoughtlessly; throw away
Synonyms: waste squander

"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends" "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

Related terms: conserve use burn squander prodigal wastrel
26. [ verb ] make a mess of, destroy or ruin
Synonyms: louse_up spoil fuck_up flub muck_up foul_up mess_up blunder bollocks_up mishandle muff bumble bungle fumble fluff bobble bollix screw_up bollix_up bollocks ball_up botch_up botch

"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out" "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

Related terms: fail blurt_out blunder spoil bungler fluff ballup screwup
27. [ verb ] cause to be revealed and jeopardized

"The story blew their cover" "The double agent was blown by the other side"

Related terms: disclose
28. [ noun ] (meteorology) a strong current of air
Synonyms: gust blast

"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

Related terms: wind puff sandblast bluster
29. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5240
30. [ noun ] forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
Synonyms: puff

"he gave his nose a loud blow" "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

Related terms: exhalation insufflation puff
Similar spelling:   blowy