1 a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
2 an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle" [syn: bump]
3 an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal, setback, black eye]
4 an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock]
7 forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff" [syn: puff]
1 exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2 be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
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"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore" [syn: float, drift, be adrift]
5 make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6 shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7 make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
8 spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, squander] [ant: conserve]
9 spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
10 sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
11 play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
13 cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14 cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
15 spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16 leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along]
17 lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18 cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
20 allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21 melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out]
- Rhymes: -uː
- simple past of blow
Blow may refer to:
- Blow (Atreyu song), a song by California rock band Atreyu.
- Blow, song by Rick Ross
- The Blow, a Portland, Oregon music group
- Blow (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry album), Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's 1989 studio album
- Blow (Heather Nova album), Heather Nova's 1993 live album
- Blow (Foetus album), Foetus' 2001 remix album
- Kurtis Blow (album), by Kurtis Blow
- Blew (EP), by Nirvana
blew in German: Blow
blew in French: Blow